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Large Crowd Expected For Slain Deputy's Memorial Service

Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office

Family, friends, and members of the community will gather today (Monday) to remember slain Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Deputy Bill Myers. Myers was shot and killed after serving a domestic violence injunction in Shalimar last Tuesday, September 22.

A Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. in the basketball arena at Northwest Florida State College. The service is open to the general public. A candlelight vigil was held Sunday night on the campus of North West Florida State College.

Live streams of the service are available at Emerald Coast TV.com and WEAR TV website.

Heavy traffic is expected to be an issue before and after the Memorial service, possibly affecting afternoon school bus service.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is advising that there will be heavier than normal traffic getting into the NWFSC campus this Monday morning and is advising everyone to give themselves plenty of time to ensure they are in place at the Raider Arena before the service starts.

Additionally, a motor vehicle procession will take place immediately following the conclusion of the Memorial Service. The procession is scheduled to begin at one p.m. and will take the following route to The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island:

Credit Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office

Turn Left onto College Boulevard

Turn Right onto N. Palm Boulevard 0.7 Miles

Turn Right onto SR-285 (Partin Drive) 0.6 Miles

Turn Right onto SR 20 (John Sims Parkway) 1.4 Miles

Turn Right onto Highway 85 (Government Avenue) 12.1 Miles

Turn Left onto US Highway 98 (Miracle Strip Parkway) 1.3 Miles

Parents, please be advised there will be a processional on Monday, September 28th for Okaloosa County Sheriff Deputy... Posted by Okaloosa County School District on Sunday, September 27, 2015

A message on the Okaloosa County School District Facebook page is advising parents that the processional for Deputy Bill Myers will be a long one, and school officials are anticipating a disruption to afternoon bus service. If you live in the South or Central part of the county, you should receive an automated call from the District. 

 If you do not get this call, please check with your student’s school to ensure we have an accurate phone number.  

Sandra Averhart has been News Director at WUWF since 1996. Her first job in broadcasting was with (then) Pensacola radio station WOWW107-FM, where she worked 11 years. Sandra, who is a native of Pensacola, earned her B.S. in Communication from Florida State University.