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A Year Later, Okaloosa Sheriff's Deputies Remember Fallen Deputy Bill Myers

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Family, friends, and co-workers gathered together Thursday to honor Bill Myers. He’s the longtime Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputy killed in the line of duty a year ago.

On September 22 of last year, Former Deputy Bill Myers was shot and killed, while serving domestic violence papers at a Shalimar law office. He was 64.

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Former Okaloosa County Sheriff Deputy Bill Myers lost his life a year ago, when he was shot and killed outside a law office.

A year later, his co-workers gathered outside the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s office to remember him, alongside the agency’s other fallen deputies.

The event included a prayer and a moment of silence to honor Myers and his family.

“I will tell you he was dedicated,” recalled Okaloosa Sheriff Larry Ashley, a year ago. “He was a professional. He was committed to this thing we call law enforcement. He was committed to people of this community. He was retired. He came back to work part-time, serving civil process so he can earn a little extra spending money to take his granddaughter to Disney World. That’s what he loved to do. He loved Disney World and he loved his granddaughter. He will be sorely missed.”

Myers was with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s office for 25 years before he retired and later came back to work part-time.

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