Slain Deputy Was Earning Money For Trips With Granddaughter
A Florida deputy was killed while delivering an injunction. He had come out of retirement to make money for trips with his granddaughter.By Ryan Biek | September 23, 2015
A Florida sheriff's deputy who came out of retirement to make money for trips to Disney World with his granddaughter was killed in the line of duty Tuesday morning.
Witnesses say 64-year-old deputy Bill Myers was delivering a domestic violence injunction outside an attorney's office to Joel Dixon Smith. The injunction would force Smith to give up his firearms. Smith reportedly drew a gun and shot Myers several times before fleeing to a hotel.
Police reportedly fired tear gas into the hotel room Smith had barricaded himself in. When Smith came out holding a gun, he was shot and killed by police.