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End of Watch: Okaloosa County Deputy Sheriff William J. Myers

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, Florida End of Watch Tuesday, September 22, 2015 Deputy Sheriff Bill Myers was shot and killed while serving a domestic violence injunction at a local attorney’s office on Plew Avenue, in Shalimar. He had served the papers on the subject and was leaving the office when the man opened fire from behind,Continue reading “End of Watch: Okaloosa County Deputy Sheriff William J. Myers

End of Watch: Pensacola Police Officer John William Robert Gordon

Pensacola Police Department, Florida End of Watch Sunday, September 22, 1889 The members of the Pensacola Police Department had never experienced this feeling until September 23, 1889.  It was the first time.  On September 22, 1889, Officer Gordon made an arrest. The suspect fought with Gordon and force was used to take him into custody. TheContinue reading “End of Watch: Pensacola Police Officer John William Robert Gordon”

End of Watch: Amos Cross

Officer Amos Cross Pensacola Police Department, Florida End of Watch Friday, September 12, 1980 On this day in 1980, the Pensacola Police Department lost one of its best officers. A model of a man. That was how Amos Cross was described. Quiet, polite, and calm were some of his attributes. He wanted to be a policeContinue reading “End of Watch: Amos Cross”

End of Watch: Kenneth Baldwin

Officer Kenneth Baldwin Okaloosa County Airports Police Department, Florida End of Watch Friday, September 11, 1987 In 1962, Kenneth Baldwin, a 17-year-old kid from Columbus, Mississippi, found himself in serving in the U. S. Army in Vietnam. He eventually promoted to sergeant, earning several commendation medals. In 1982, he retired from the Army and, with hisContinue reading “End of Watch: Kenneth Baldwin”

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Professionals at Work: Officers Robert Godwin and Buddy Peake posing for a photo in 1948. Both men are in dress uniform. The uniform consisted of collar brass depicted “PD” on the right collar and the officer’s badge number on the left collar. Both men wear the popular cross-draw holsters. Officer Godwin wears regulation police shoes and Office Peake wears authentic jodhpur riding pants. The jackets and pants were made of wool, which held up well and looked good, but were very hot.


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