Wall of Tribute

On Tuesday, July 19, 2022, Corrections Academy #118 of the George Stone Criminal Justice Training Center in Pensacola dedicated a Wall of Tribute to fallen officers in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton Counties.

Wall of Tribute Roll Call

  1. Pensacola Police Officer John Gordon – September 22, 1889
  2. Bluff Spring Town Marshal Daniel Douglas – May 22, 1893
  3. Pensacola Police Officer John Yelverton – June 3, 1899
  4. Pensacola Police Officer William Burnham March 18, 1906
  5. Pensacola Police Captain William Etheridge December 26, 1908
  6. Pensacola Police Officer R. J. Carter, April 4, 1909
  7. Okaloosa County Sheriff John Summerlin – January 21, 1921
  8. Escambia County Sheriff Cary Ellis – September 25, 1923
  9. Walton County Deputy Thomas Blount – August 17, 1929
  10. Pensacola Police Officer C. F. Bazzell – March 16, 1932
  11. Pensacola Police Officer Clinton Green – February 26, 1938
  12. Walton County Sheriff Daniel Adkinson – April 7, 1938
  13. Pensacola Police Detective William Bowman – August 19, 1938
  14. Pensacola Police Officer Herbert Hatcher – January 15, 1939
  15. Escambia County Constable Mallory Williams – May 4, 1941
  16. Walton County Sheriff Robert Gatlin – November 12, 1942
  17. Pensacola Police Officer Edward Pursell – August 12, 1944
  18. Pensacola Police Officer Louis Champa – May 27, 1951
  19. Escambia Deputy Joseph Whitworth – April 22, 1954
  20. Escambia Constable William Rigby – September 4, 1955
  21. Escambia County Deputy Roland Davis – September 24, 1955
  22. Escambia County Deputy Len Adams – June 16, 1958
  23. Santa Rosa Sheriff Bart Broxson – December 24, 1959
  24. Deputy Sheriff Joseph Gassman – January 30, 1966
  25. Pensacola Police Detective James Jeffcoat – March 22, 1968
  26. Florida Parole Officer William Gambill – July 11, 1973
  27. Escambia Deputy Charles Wilkerson – January 19, 1974
  28. Crestview Police Sergeant Buster Adams – March 26, 1974
  29. Escambia County Deputy Buddy Ray – April 7, 1978
  30. Escambia Deputy Sheriff Doug Heist, Sr. – May 3, 1980
  31. Pensacola Police Officer Curtis Neal Jones – June 27, 1980
  32. Pensacola Police Officer Amos Cross – September 12, 1980
  33. Pensacola Police Officer Stephen Taylor – October 19, 1982
  34. Escambia County Corporal Eric Streeter – March 13, 1984
  35. Okaloosa Airports Officer Kenneth Baldwin – Sept. 11, 1987
  36. Wildlife Officer Ray Lynn Barnes – November 21, 1987
  37. Escambia Deputy Sheriff Donald Cook – December 3, 1988
  38. Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Milan Hendrix – June 1, 1989
  39. Escambia Detention Sergeant Dennis Mathis – July 27, 1989
  40. State Attorney Investigator Steven Bolyard – June 18, 1990
  41. Pensacola Police Officer Glenn Austraw – February 26, 1997
  42. Escambia Sheriff’s Sergeant Roosevelt Walker – May 22, 1998
  43. Escambia Sheriff’s Lieutenant George Hura, Jr. – May 4, 2004
  44. Okaloosa County Deputy Anthony E. Forgione – July 22, 2008
  45. Okaloosa Deputies Burt Lopez and Skip York – April 25, 2009
  46. Okaloosa County Deputy William Myers – September 22, 2015
  47. Escambia Corrections Officer Joe Heddy, Jr. – June 17, 2017
  48. Santa Rosa Detention Deputy Charles Pugh – August 18, 2020
  49. Santa Rosa Sergeant Ray Dykes III – December 9, 2020
  50. Okaloosa County Deputy Michael Neau – September 5, 2021
  51. Escambia County Sheriff’s Office K9 Wolf – February 20, 1998
  52. Escambia County Sheriff’s Office K9 Erny – October 12, 2000
  53. Florida Department of Corrections K9 Freckles – May 10, 2017

“Thank you, officers…We have the watch.”

Here are a few highlights…

https://www.pnj.com/story/news/crime/2022/07/19/george-stone-corrections-academy-students-memorialize-fallen-officers-escambia-santa-rosa/10028932002/

Published by Mike Simmons

I am a retired sergeant with the Pensacola Police Department. I currently work as a coordinator at the George Stone Criminal Justice Training Center. I am married to the former Jerri Crabtree. We have three grown children and seven grandchildren. I volunteer with a boys' mentoring program known as "Royal Rangers."

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