FIFTEEN CAR BURGLARIES OVER THE WEEKEND ; ONE WEAPON STOLEN  SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla— Fifteen car burglaries were reported over the weekend in the south end of Walton County— all vehicles were left unlocked and one firearm was stolen. The car burglaries occurred from Saturday night to early Monday morning. Eight of the 15 burglaries […]

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Santa Rosa Beach, Fla— Guns, money, and a computer are just some of the items stolen during double digit vehicle burglaries reported over the weekend in Walton County. All vehicles were left unlocked. Since 5AM Friday to 5AM today, Walton County Sheriff’s Office has responded to eight vehicles burglaries. Since that time, 12 additional vehicle […]

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Walton County, Fla— Tuesday marks a painful anniversary for a Walton County mother. 17-year-old Kemberly Ramer went missing 20 years ago on August 15, 1997 from Opp, Alabama. It is believed Kemberly vanished shortly after she returned home that evening. Her vehicle was found in the driveway and none of her belongings were missing from […]

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Walton County, Fla — Thursday will mark the start of a new school year in Walton County. Walton County District Schools will begin classes on Thursday, August 10th. To help ensure a safe start Walton County Sheriff’s Office will be executing Operation Blue Bird. Operation Blue Bird will run from August 10th to August 25th. […]

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DeFuniak Springs, Fla — Found property being held at the Walton County Sheriff’s Office was recently donated to the Gulf Coast Council, Boy Scouts of America. Deputies and members of the Citizen Posse Unit from the Walton County Sheriff’s Office delivered kayaks, paddle boards and a paddle boat to Spanish Trail Scout Reservation in DeFuniak […]

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DeFuniak Springs, Fla— Walton County Sheriff’s Office K9 Drago has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Drago’s vest is sponsored by an Anonymous Donor and embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of those loved and lost in Orlando”. Vested Interest […]

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DEPUTIES PULL INJURED MAN FROM FIERY WRECK For Immediate Release November 10, 2016 Freeport, Fla— A deputy’s decision to travel a different route while on duty has changed the lives of three men forever. Walton County Sheriff’s Deputy David Sanders was not even half way through his shift on November 1st when he steered his […]

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WALTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE TO BE FEATURED IN NEW A&E NETWORK SERIES ‘LIVE PD’  For Immediate Release October 27, 2016 DeFuniak Springs, Fla— The Walton County Sheriff’s Office commitment to excellence is about to be seen on a whole new level – live national television. WCSO is one of six diverse law enforcement agencies around […]

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Double Red Flag Conditions (Santa Rosa Beach)- Due to high surf and very strong rip currents, double red beach flags are now flying in South Walton. Double red beach flags indicate that the surf conditions are extremely hazardous and the water is CLOSED to the public. Entering the water during this time can result in […]

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News Release WCSO DEPUTIES AND SWFD SAVE BABY FROM LOCKED VEHICLE For Immediate Release July 18, 2016   Santa Rosa Beach, Fla— A frantic mother calls 911 to report accidently locking the keys to her car inside her vehicle with her 19-month-old baby still inside.   On Saturday July 16th at around 1:30pm deputies were […]

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