"Between the ever-growing population and all the tourists flooding in, our deputies are used to being busy, but this may have reached a new level."

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It was another busy Fourth of July week for local sheriff’s offices and police departments.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office responded to thousands of calls between June 30 and July 6, including more than 100 car wrecks, three shootings and dozens of fireworks complaints.

“This seemed like the most hectic Fourth of July week in recent memory, with no real time for our deputies, dispatchers, investigators or the crime scene unit, for that matter, to catch their collective breath,” Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Michele Nicholson said in an email to the Daily News. “And the stream of calls includes incidents on the roads, the beaches, and across the waterways.”

Deputies responded to at least three reports of bridge jumpers between Fort Walton Beach and Destin. In one instance, a woman was jumping off the Marler Bridge at its apex, and in another instance a caller reported that up to seven kids were jumping off the Marler Bridge "continuously" near the Eglin beach access point.

In both instances, no one required medical attention.

True to the Fourth of July, the Sheriff's Office and Fort Walton Beach Police Department received dozens of calls about fireworks incidents. Many people called to complain that their neighbors were shooting off fireworks near their homes, with one person even calling to report that kids were shooting fireworks at homes. One person told dispatchers his pets were spooked because of his neighbor’s fireworks antics. Another caller told authorities the fireworks were triggering his PTSD. 

In Destin, dispatchers received reports that an 8-year-old boy was throwing lit fireworks off of the eighth floor balcony of the Emerald Grande. Condo security contacted the boy and warned his family not to throw fireworks off the balcony.

One caller told dispatchers his neighbors were "starting to (expletive) him off and they have already (expletive) his wife off" with their fireworks, according to call history reports. 

Deputies and officers were busy on the roads, too. Callers reported a woman was leaning halfway out of her vehicle, including her arms, swerving in between traffic and yelling at people as she drove down U.S. Highway 98 in Destin.

Another woman complained that a car's occupants were rolling down their windows taunting her after running her off the road. 

"Between the ever-growing population and all the tourists flooding in, our deputies are used to being busy, but this may have reached a new level," Nicholson said.