Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Larry R. Ashley

Chief Deputy Greg Gaddis

Education: Guntersville High School, Guntersville Alabama; Basic Law Enforcement Academy Okaloosa Walton Community College 1985; Graduate of Senior Leadership Program Class 9, FDLE /FCJEI, 2004, various law enforcement specialized training courses

Career: United States Air Force, 1981-1985; Fort Walton Beach Police Department: Auxiliary/ Reserve 1984-1985; Police Officer, 1985- 1987; Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office: Serving as a Patrol Deputy 1987-1994; Sergeant 1994 -1999; Lieutenant, 1999-2004; Inspector 2004-2005; Captain 2005-2010; Promoted to Major (Operations Bureau Chief) 2010-1016.  Currently serving as the Chief Deputy.

Honor and Affiliations: Ordained Deacon, member and Chaplain, Blue Knights Fl. XXV; Masons; Board member for Okaloosa Academy; Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America.

Born Anniston, Alabama, spouse Tricia, Children three, grandchildren seven, Church Baptist