Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Larry R. Ashley

Major Ronald J. Gay

Captain Ronald Gay

Education: Colquitt County High School, Moultrie, GA; Graduate Albany Regional Police Academy Albany State College, Albany Georgia 1985; Graduate Senior Leadership Program, Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute, 2005; Graduate FBI National Academy 235th Session, Quantico, VA, 2008

Career: Dougherty County Police Department Albany, Georgia: patrol division 1985-1987; Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office: patrol division, 1987-2004; Lieutenant Criminal Investigations Division, 2005-2008; Captain, Office of Professional Standards, 2008-Present; Military Graduate United States Air Force Security Police Academy 1979; USAF service with tours in Bittburg Germany and Eglin AFB, FL 1979-1985.

Honors and Affiliations: Law Enforcement Academic Achievement Award Albany State College, Georgia 1985. USAF Commendation Medal 1984; Okaloosa County Coordinator for Law Enforcement Officer’s Torch Run for Special Olympics; President First Judicial Circuit Law Enforcement Association 2015.

Born Yokosuka Naval Air Station, Yokosuka Japan, spouse Kerstin