TALLAHASSEE— On May 2, 2016, the Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) honored all of the deputies and officers who gave their lives in service of the law and to the state of Florida. At the ceremony, three names were added to the FSA Memorial Wall.
Okaloosa County Sheriff Larry Ashley joined sheriffs from across the state at the FSA Memorial Wall to celebrate the lives of the men and women who died while serving their communities.
Ashley was the keynote speaker, honoring the life of one of his own deputies. “The dedication to law enforcement by every person whose name is on this wall is unparalleled,” said Sheriff Ashley.
“To die in the line of duty is the greatest sacrifice, and this memorial ensures that their memories will live on in the hearts and prayers of their family, friends, brothers, and sisters.”
Three names were honored at FSA Memorial ceremony:
• Okaloosa County Sheriff's Deputy Sheriff William J. Myers| End of Watch: Tuesday, September 22, 2015| Cause of Death: Gunfire
• Santa Rosa County Sheriff Bart Broxson| End of Watch: December 24, 1959| Cause of Death: Auto accident
• St. Lucie County Deputy Soren Sorensen | End of Watch: March 20, 1935 | Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident
The wall and monument are located in front of the headquarters building at 2617 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, Fla.