A group of Florida Police Chiefs paid tribute to fallen law enforcement officers Thursday, before an unveiling of their latest headquarters in Tallahassee. Amy Mercer, the Executive Director of the Florida Police Chiefs Association, also highlighted a local sheriff’s deputy fatally shot earlier this week.
“I’d like to ask everyone to join me in a moment of silence for the law enforcement officers that we’ve lost this year—most recently, Deputy Sheriff Bill Myers from Okaloosa County Sheriff’s office,” said Mercer.
Myers was shot multiple times in the back outside a law office Tuesday, after serving a domestic violence injunction to the suspect who shot him. The 25-year veteran of the department had come out of retirement to work part time to earn some cash to take his family to Disney World.
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