O’Sullivan recognized Unit 199 was OCSO Deputy Jason Nobles. She described how she had less than five dollars in her bank account until her paycheck posted the following day, and she also did not possess a gas can.

On Oct. 19, Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Sgt. Marcus O'Sullivan saw a thank you card posted on the filing cabinet located in the deputy workroom in the Bracken Sub-station and began reading it.


The card was from a woman and her daughter, in response to an incident where her vehicle ran out of gas on I-10 on August 25th. In the card, she described how she ran out of gas and she and her daughter were stranded at 10:30 p.m. and how she wanted to thank the deputy, who she only knew as Unit 199, for assisting her that night, O’Sullivan recalled.


O’Sullivan recognized Unit 199 was OCSO Deputy Jason Nobles. She described how she had less than five dollars in her bank account until her paycheck posted the following day, and she also did not possess a gas can.



She explained her situation to Nobles and told him she would just have to wait until the next day when she had money to get gas and could pay someone to bring her back to the truck to pick it up, as it was already late in the evening.


'Without hesitation, he told us to lock up the vehicle and he would take us to get some gas," the card said.


She said he brought them to a Tom Thumb gas station and bought a gas can and gas with his own money.


He then brought them back to their vehicle, put the gas in her car for him and jumped her truck, as the battery had died from running her hazard lights.


"He could have left us there, but chose not to and it meant the world to us! Thank you Unit 199."


"Nobles did not do this for accolades and if it wasn’t for me stumbling across the card, would have gone unrecognized. I am sure there are other deputies that have done similar acts of kindness such as this, because that’s the type of people we have working here, but they usually go unnoticed. Fortunately, this one will not go unnoticed," said Sgt. O’Sullivan.