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

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Sergeant E. Kemmer #142
Nevada Highway Patrol

September 24, 2015

Thank You for your many years of sacrifice and service. #RIPHero #TheyMatterToMe #StopTheHate

Future LEO Savannah Solis
Help Savannah Say Thanks

September 24, 2015


Friends of Fallen Officers Chryl Davis
Civilian Supporter

September 24, 2015

As we mourn the loss of another brother in blue, I ask GOD to comfort his family and the members of his agency during this time of sadness.

Ret. Patrol Supervisor Dep. Troy Gossett
Hopkins Co. (Ky) Sheriff's Office

September 24, 2015

I pray that our FATHER bless your family and friends with the everlasting peace only HE can give at this time for all of them.

You, my Brother, have seen the FACE of the FATHER and I know HE has accepted you as the HERO you are. Go now, in peace, my Brother. Your job is done, your shift is complete.

Lt. Norman Varner Retired
Hampton Police Division....VA

September 24, 2015

What a Hero !!!
What a coward that shot him ...
I just can't get my mind wrapped around his death ... many tears fall today in my home for his Family , Friends, Department, Community & Country .
Thank you Bill for your courage & service.
RIP Bill, Son of Valor, with Honor.
Gone from Our Arms ... Forever in Our Hearts ...

Ms. Karen Morgan, PSY & LE GRAD.
Eagles Wing Baptist Church, Sisseton,SD

September 24, 2015

Rest in peace Brother....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of the OCSO during this most difficult and tragic time.....

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

September 24, 2015

May God offer peace and comfort to all as only He can give.

Debbie P.

September 24, 2015

May God take you in his arms and comfort your family

Deputy Constable Billy Barnett
Denton County Comstables Office Pct 3

September 23, 2015

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

September 23, 2015

It's a sad day that a kind loving officer such as myers was lost .I doubt he even thought something like this would happen.he was retired and was doing the least violent part of the job he loved. Condolences to his family

he delivered paper work to me

September 23, 2015

R.I.P. BROTHER Myers!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

September 23, 2015

I was looking at the Officer Down pages for information to decide if I would contribute. My uncle is a retired police officer. One of the things that touched me is my uncles last name is also Myers. I am saddened to learn of all the fallen police officers, and hope you know many many more of us feel heartache at the loss of this special class of men.... Our protectors. In my mind, there is no higher purpose. Thank you for your dedication to this honorable profession.

sharon mckenzie muir

September 23, 2015

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright BMI © 1993 - All Rights Reserved

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

September 23, 2015

May God watch over him and his family. My prayers are with them also
Bless you for your service and dedication to the people in Okaloosa county

48 FW TA RAF LAKENHEATH Alan D Moorehead
Lived in Okaloosa 15 yrs friends in the OSD

September 23, 2015

Final Salute Deputy Myers, thank you for your service. You are a Hero! Rest peacefully in the presence of God. We are praying for the family and fellow officers.

Former Patrol Sergeant
Johnny Allison
Wylie TX Police Dept

September 23, 2015

RIP brother. You did your time for your community. I feel that you were one that went beyond the call of duty. After serving all those years and then come back to help took a lot of gratitude from you to your community. May god bless you and those you leave behind.

Inv H. West
Covington county SO Ala

September 23, 2015

Deepest condolences. Prayers for family and friends. Thank you for your service. Gone but not forgotten. RIP Brother

Captain Wendell Bockman
Bonham, TX PD

September 23, 2015

Great is your reward (in the sight of God Almighty,) for the service you have rendered to the public, lo these many years... Deputy Meyers!
We pray strength and blessings for your family,love ones and co-workers at the Okaloosa County sheriff Office.

Senior Chaplain Andrew Wade
Orlando Police Department

September 23, 2015

Rest in Peace Deputy Bill Myers, and thank you for your service.

Special Agent Dennis Haley
Florida Department of Law Enforcement

September 23, 2015

R.I.P Sir your work here is done, we have your watch now God bless you!

Deputy J.P. Sanders
Cherokee County Sheriff's Office Georgia

September 23, 2015

Rest in peace Deputy Myers

Officer Joseph Bresette
Galesville Police Department (WI)

September 23, 2015

R.I.P. Deputy Myers. Thank you for your service from all of us at the COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

Cpl. Rene' Fernandez

September 23, 2015

Blessed are the peacemakers for they are the children of God.

Lt.Frank DeButy Ret.
Decatur, Ala. P.D.

September 23, 2015

officers do so much for so little. What a coward to shoot a man in the back. My heart is heavy for the family.

wife of an officer
no relation

September 23, 2015

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