End of Watch: Officer Kelly Klimkowski

Officer Kelly Klimkowski Santa Rosa Correctional Institution End of Watch Tuesday, September 28, 2021 Officer Kelly Klimkowski died On Tuesday, September 28, 2021, from complications of COVID-19 in the line of duty while working at the Santa Rosa Corrections Institution at 5850 E. Milton Road in Milton, Florida. Officer Klimkowski had served the citizens of FloridaContinue reading “End of Watch: Officer Kelly Klimkowski”

End of Watch: Escambia County, Florida Sheriff Cary Ellis

End of Watch Tuesday, September 25, 1923 Pensacola Chief of Police Andrew Cary Ellis had been Escambia County’s sheriff before but had failed to be re-elected. Since then, he had been wearing a badge, but now he was to put on his old one again. The sheriff’s old and new friends were glad to see himContinue reading “End of Watch: Escambia County, Florida Sheriff Cary Ellis”

End of Watch: Escambia Deputy Roland Davis

Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Florida End of Watch Saturday, September 24, 1955 Deputy Sheriff Roland Davis suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after directing traffic at the intersection of Brainerd and Z Streets at about 1:00 pm. He began to feel ill and told another deputy that he was going to sit down under a tree.Continue reading “End of Watch: Escambia Deputy Roland Davis”

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: Corporal William Connors

End of Watch Saturday, September 16, 1944 Corporal William Henry Connors, 61 years old, had been a Pensacola Police Officer since 1921. But nobody knew him as William, or Bill, or Henry. He was “Bobo.” Why the name Bobo? Because his father, who was a Pensacola Police Officer at the dawn of the 20th Century, wasContinue reading “End of Watch: Corporal William Connors”

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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