Breaking News

Once-Retired Florida Deputy Shot and Killed
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Deputy Myers and gunman Smith

Summary: A Florida deputy is shot outside a law firm.

When Florida sheriff’s deputy Bill Myers came out of retirement to save a little extra money to take his granddaughter to Disney World, he had no way of knowing this decision would leave him dead by Tuesday morning.

  
What
Where


Deputy Myers met Joel Dixon Smith at a law firm in the area that morning. The deputy served Smith with a domestic violence injunction and ordered him to turn over his firearms. The two men were walking to Smith’s car, allegedly to retrieve the firearms, when Smith pulled out a concealed weapon and shot the officer several times in the back of his head and back.

Philly woman charged with unlawful possession of a weapon.

People at a nearby business heard the gunshots, called 911, and went to investigate. They assumed another business had been robbed, but soon saw found the deputy bleeding on the ground. As the witnesses tended to the officer, Smith casually walked away. Myers was rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead soon after.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




He was “a sick little coward,” the Okaloosa County Sheriff, Larry Ashley, said about Smith.

Firefighters Shot and Killed Responding to House Fire



After the shooting Smith took off for the Comfort Inn & Suites, where he already had reservations. He barricaded himself inside his room. The police soon arrived and the parties exchanged gunfire; Smith was killed in the confrontation.

Half of All People Shot by Police Are Mentally Ill.

Smith had been a rural Postal Service carrier since 2013. He was arrested for domestic battery in 2008.

 

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/09/22/florida-deputy-shot-in-critical-condition/

Photo: wkrg.com



 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Mid-level Litigation Attorney with motions experience

USA-WA-Seattle

Seattle office of our client seeks mid-level litigation attorney with 3-5 years of experience, inclu...

Apply Now

Environmental /Land Use Attorney with 2-3 years of experience

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks environmental /land use attorney with 2-3 years of experien...

Apply Now

Litigation Attorney with 2-5 years of insurance defense experience

USA-FL-Jacksonville

Jacksonville office of our client seeks litigation attorney with 2-5 years of previous insurance def...

Apply Now

Attorney with 5+ years of complex litigation experience

USA-MI-Detroit

Detroit office of our client seeks attorney with 5+ years of complex litigation experience. The cand...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Legal Assistant / Receptionist

USA-IA-Ames

Legal Assistant / Receptionist. Pasley & Singer Law Firm seeks applicants who are professional, orga...

Apply now

Paralegal

USA-LA-Lake Charles

We are looking for a full time legal assistant with plaintiff personal injury litigation experience ...

Apply now

Severe Injury Attorney

USA-TX-Dallas

We will be interviewing for a new attorney.   If interested, please provide your resume and a c...

Apply now

Help Desk Analyst

USA-NY-White Plains

Jackson Lewis P.C. is an employment law firm that represents management exclusively in every aspect ...

Apply now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top