Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Larry R. Ashley

News Releases

Crestview Man Shot In Leg

One person has been detained as the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office investigates a shooting that took place this morning near Crestview. Deputies were called to Susan Drive around eleven a.m. this morning after a witness reporting hearing a disturbance and gunshots...

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Kentucky Teen Recovering From Shark Bite

A 17-year old tourist from Louisville Kentucky suffered six puncture wounds from a shark bite, but was able to punch the shark as it was biting her to try to drive it away. Caitlyn Taylor suffered a bite wound to her leg yesterday while swimming the in the Gulf of...

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Kentucky Teen Suffers Apparent Shark Bite

A 17-year old tourist from Kentucky suffered a bite wound to her leg today while swimming the in the Gulf of Mexico behind a condominium at 1040 East Highway 98 in Destin. Witnesses say a five foot shark bit the girl while she was near the second sandbar around 3:39...

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