The segment, which will air around April, will feature people who work through rough storms.

SHALIMAR — Two deputies with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office were interviewed last week for a segment on National Geographic channel.


The segment, which will air around April, will feature people who work through rough storms. A crew from KEO Films Limited, a United Kingdom-based company that produces segments for the channel, visited the Emerald Coast to talk with deputies Robert Wagner and Daryl Culberson about their experiences during Hurricane Barry.


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In July 2019, Wagner and Culberson, deputies on the Sheriff’s Office’s Marine Unit, heard a call from a boat in distress near East Pass. When they went out to rescue the boat, a window on their vessel shattered in Wagner’s face.


Wagner and Culberson re-enacted several scenes from the July incident last Monday and were asked about their experiences during the rough weather.


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Wagner said it was neat the way the National Geographic crew set up the lights. He said it took them two hours to get the lighting right.


For the other show participants, the production company gave camera and Go-Pros to the interviewees. The crew interviewed them later.


Wagner said he was glad he had the opportunity to raise awareness for beach safety and the positive role of law enforcement in the area.


“It’s nice to show something positive that we’re out there trying to protect folks,“ he said.