Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff William J. Myers

Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff William J. Myers

It's been 8yrs! It still feels like yesterday in so many ways and at the same time feels like a lifetime ago.
So much has changed in my life. I came across some Christmas videos from 2013 and couldn't help but cry all over again. So much you aren't here to physically enjoy. Kristen's wedding, Shaun's wedding, the birth of 2 more grandkids, Abby graduates high school this year!
Whoever said "time heals all wounds" had never lost the Love of their life.
Even after all this time, there are still people coming in the shop with a "Bill story ". Some are funny, most are about something very special you did in their lives that changed them in positive ways.
I'm not surprised, you certainly changed my life for the better. I still live one day at a time since I can't picture a future without you in it.
I am blessed and grateful to have such a wonderful angel watching over me.
I loved you then
I love you still
I always have
I always will
I so look forward to seeing you again when it's my turn to go Home.

Jan Myers
Surviving Spouse

April 10, 2024

Jimmy —Life has changed so much since you left this earth. I love and miss you very much! #backtheblue Dar

Community Posse Civilian Volunteer - ret
Jacksonville Sheriff’s Department

December 19, 2023

Rest in peace sir. You earned it

Fellow citizen

September 22, 2023

Jimmy (Bill) — Another year but you are always present in my heart, thoughts and prayers! I miss and love you. You are never forgotten! #backtheblue #thinblueline Dar

Sister of Deputy Bill Myers EOW 9/22/201
ProSupporter of the Thin Blue Line

October 1, 2022

Bill (Jimmy), I miss you every day. As Daddy would say , this world has gone to hell I a hand basket! The government is tying the hands of the law enforcement officers, scrutinizing every big and little thing done by them. Sometimes it seems they can’t even sneeze without being drilled on who, what , when, and where. This because of a few bad apples and the immediate implication of “racism” or “profiling” by “peaceful demonstrators with insurgence of individuals from various faction groups. With all this BS going on, I’m glad you are not here. Many agency leaders are not supporting their officers. I know, however, good will prevail. Jimmy, from what I heard when I was in Shalimar for your funeral, you were a man of integrity, for which I was proud. I know you loved your job , and I a trying to beat peace with that. I love you Jimmy. Rest In Peace. You wool not be forgotten.

Community Posse Civilian Volunteer - ret
Jacksonville Sheriff’s Department

December 9, 2021

"Adults are only kids grown up."

Walt Disney

I think of you when I read this, Bill.

Tommy Frederick
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office

September 22, 2021

Every pretty sunset and all things Disney... bring thoughts of you buddy. You are still remembered with so much love.

Sonya Shepard

March 30, 2021

Jimmy (Bill), Five years — it’s hard to believe. I miss you. I have struggled with your passing. I know things were strained between us - not sure exactly what it was - but it doesn’t matter. Deep down, I believe we knew we loved each other. I am at peace now. Know that your ambush resulted in a change of procedure that should have been in place long before. I love you. Rest - you did your job above and beyond. You were loved by many and you have not been forgotten. As long as I’m alive, you and other men and women of the Thin Blie Line will be remembered and seen fir their dedication and sacrifice. #backtheblue Gone but Never Forgotten

Sister of Deputy Bill Myers EOW 9/22/201
ProSupporter of the Thin Blue Line

October 9, 2020

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 22, 2020

Wow Bill.. Five years since you were taken from this earth. Seems like just yesterday that Jan and I were listening to your "jokester" stories in the hall ..I remember you guys were taking off the next day, I think to Disney (your Favorite place). I miss your photographs, your laughter, and friendship. Keep an eye on Sam for me- Will see you again, soon.

Patricia (Bendott) Higginbotham Admin
Okaloosa County Sheriffs Office

September 22, 2020

Bill 5 years ago you were taken from us. The community lost a great Deputy, the world lost a great comedian, and I lost one of the only people who actually kept up with me after my deployments to combat. I truly miss you, and loved having you as my uncle!

Until Valhalla!

Cpl Gary Myers
Nephew, USMC

September 21, 2020

Jimmy, it’s been four years. Whoever said it gets easier, lied. I miss you so much. You were taken away. ... I didn’t get to say goodbye. I hadn’t seen you in a while but kept up with you through Robin and Mom. I’m sorry if I did something that hurt you and cause us to drift apart. You have been my bestest brother and protector and I am and was so proud of you. I remember the fun days when we were younger ...especially the day we pulled up to park the car and I said “Dad must not be home.” You popped back, laughing your a** off, saying “Dork, we’re in the car ... that’s why the car’s not here. We did have some good times. Please forgive me if I said or did anything wrong and for send the letter of accusation in the past. Please know I love you with all my heart and soul, miss you s a brother, protector and friend. I am proud of you, you served our country and nation as well as your communities well. Rest, your comrades in arms are continuing where you left off and your brothers and sisters in blue have your six. Say hi to Dad and Mom for me please. Love you always and forever.

Sister Dar Myers
ProSupporter of the Thin Blue Line

September 30, 2019

Its already September again. Hard to believe its been almost 4yrs since youve been gone. It still feels like it just happened. People tell me, "itll get better with time". Those "people" obviously haven't lost the Love of their lives. I start each day telling you I Love You. I fall asleep at night I telling you I Love You. I lost count of how often during the day I stop to tell you I Love You. I so look forward to the day I can hear you say it back to me again. I love you Baby and miss you more each day.

Jan Myers
Surviving Spouse

September 9, 2019

Jimmy, Three years have passed since you left this earth, yet it seems just like it was yesterday. The pain is still there. I miss you. Though we were not as close as we had been I cherish our memories. I will always love you. Rest. You left a wonderful legacy. I have and always will be proud of you. Say hi to Dad and Mom - tell them I love them.

Sister Dar Myers
ProSupporter of the Thin Blue Line

September 22, 2018

Sept 22nd is the anniversary of the loss of my dear friend, Bill Myers. He was my guardian angel from the time I met him at the age of 7. I could get myself into the biggest pickles... and Bill was always there to straighten it out. He was the type of person a police officer is expected to be, going above the standard in every way, in fact. I'd like to thank him personally, but that opportunity was taken from me. So, today I'd like to thank those who remain in service to their communities and this country. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for everything you do.

Renée Quesenberry
Bill's friend

September 17, 2018

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 6, 2018

I only met Bill Myers once at a local amateur radio club just around the time I moved to Fort Walton Beach. We had a wonderful conversation and he shared funny stories about his military experiences, his love of Disney World and family. May he forever rest and peace....

Steven Navarro

March 23, 2018

Deputy Myers, you are greatly missed. I will never forget how you greatly helped those in our community. Ready easy brother we have the watch from here.

Deputy Sheriff Shelby Carroll
Okaloosa County Sheriffs Office

March 10, 2018

Deputy William Myers, I do not know you, and we have never met. I am a recruit with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and I wanted to thank you for everything you ever accomplished for your country as a Vereran and for your nation as a law enforcement officer. I respect and admire your bravery and selflessness, truly aspire to be a man of your statue. To your family, may you be watching from above. I can't imagine losing my loved one this way, my deepest condolences go to all of you. God Bless

Recruit Castor, Timothy
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

February 25, 2018

Jimmy (Bill) - I think of you often - can't believe it's almost been 2 years. I need my big brother back but know you're in a better place - home with Dad and Mom. It's lonely here - I'm very proud of you and thank you for your dedication and service to our Country, your Community, and your family. Love and miss you. Dar

Volunteer Darlene Myers
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

August 25, 2017

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director, Florida Sheriffs Ass
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 7, 2016

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Bill was killed.

To the Myers family, fellow deputies, and all who call Bill beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Deputy Myers gave to his community and the citizens of Florida and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 22, 2015.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

June 25, 2016

Over the past 9 months, I have heard how you affected the lives of many. Many loved your integrity, ability and willingness to mentor, and most of all your love for life. You are missed by so many. I miss you so much and think of you daily. Memories continue to come to mind which keep you alive in my heart. Bill/Jimmy, not only were you a good big brother, you were a great dad, PawPaw, and friend/mentor to many by living by example! Rest now - it is well earned - Okaloosa County Sheriff's Department has your six as well as brothers and sisters of the Thin Blue Line! I love you! Thanks for being not only my brother, my HERO as well.

Volunteer Darlene Myers
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

June 16, 2016

My condolences to Deputy Myers family, friends, and fellow colleagues of the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. 2 Timothy 3:1 states we are living in "critical times". That is very evident by this senseless act of violence. Many in the world completely disregard God's command rerecorded at Romans 13:1,2 "Let every person be in subjection to the superior authorities, for there is no authority except by God, the existing authorities stand placed in their relative positions by God. Therefore, whoever opposes the authority has taken a stand against the arrangement of God; those who have taken a stand against it will bring judgement against themselves." Despite this horrific tragedy, our Heavenly Father Jehovah God outlines a marvelous prospect for Deputy Myers recorded at Revelation 21:3,4 "he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." I pray God's promise concerning our loved ones who have fallen asleep in death bring comfort to Deputy Myers family and to all who knew him.

ECS II Lem Toatley
Orlando Police Department

December 15, 2015

Bill was someone everyone liked. He was a great mentor and spoke with me often about my decision to become an officer. He is dearly missed by all those who knew him. Godspeed brother, we have it from here.

Deputy Joseph Atkins

November 24, 2015

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