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

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

I am a resident of the United Kingdom, born to Jamaican parents here 47 years ago. I have enjoyed time in the U S and Caribbean during my whole life and i am always astonished at the differences there are between policing the u.k and the americas and the Caribbean. I have just happened upon this page today and im in shock at the amount of valuable officers who have lost their lives to gunfire in the U.S this year alone.

I write this in the wake of the horrendous terror attacks in Paris last weekend. During this week, a public debate in the U.K has found that 80% of the U.K now wish that our U.K police were fully armed but our government is steadfast in its view that having armed police on our shores will be a gateway to more horrendous crimes. I agree. I don't believe that guns in the hands of anyone, except for those tackling armed conflicts in war time, help society. My heart Goes out to all of the brave U.S police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty within these pages. I pray for a better America.

Civilian Kevin LLOYD Beckford
Concerned U.K. residents

November 19, 2015

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 officers, 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. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD

November 9, 2015

Jimmy, every day that passes I see and hear about the depth of the legacy you left behind of which your children, grandchildren, and family can be very proud. You set the bar high yet you prepared anyone who crossed your path to exceed the bar, including me. I love you and miss you every day. The time has come for you to rest, join Dad, and tell tales. Be with God as He is with you.

Volunteer Darlene Myers
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

November 4, 2015

Rest in peace brother. May God comfort those who love you.

Sgt. Sylvan Wilcox (retired)
HCSO

October 27, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers are with family, friends and fellow officers. Thank you for your service. May he Rest in Peace!

Ret. Deputy Sheriff's Tom and Diana Stri
Clayton County Sheriff Office Jonesboro Ga

October 21, 2015

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm Frank Kapusta
Mohawk PD

October 21, 2015

Rest easy brother. Godspeed.

PO Olasokan
NYS University Police

October 21, 2015

RIP Brother. May God be with your Family and loved ones

Patrolman Steven Austin
Trenton Police Department (NJ)

October 18, 2015

Everyone who puts a badge on in the morning knows the possibility of not returning thank u too everyone who is a police officer

Caption John Cena
CPD

October 15, 2015

To the family of Deputy Sheriff Bill Myers, friends, Sheriff Larry Ashley and the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and hold you close now and always. Thank you for your service. John 15:13 / Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry / O'Berry Police Department Goldsboro, NC

October 5, 2015

After this took place I started to remember the days we worked together on shift. I also remember the days that you worked at Valp P.D. You are a good Deputy Sheriff you are not gone you are still in the hearts and mind of the people you worked with and lived with. Bill my the road always rise up to met your steps and sun be at your back. I will not forget you brother I will see you again one day. But for now take it easy we will take over from here brother, RIP. God be with you and your family.

Lieutenant Michael Phillips
Brownsville Police Department

October 5, 2015

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