DeSantis Orders Flags be Flown at Half-Staff for Slain Law Officer

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday ordered that flags be flown at half-staff Saturday to honor Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Cpl. Ray Hamilton, who was fatally shot Christmas Eve in the line of duty. DeSantis ordered that flags be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset at the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, the Okaloosa County Courthouse and Crestview City Hall. Fort Walton Beach resident Timothy Price-Williams, 43, has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of Hamilton, according to a news release on the sheriff’s office website.

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The shooting happened after the sheriff’s office obtained a warrant for Price-Williams on a domestic-violence charge, the news release said. Price-Williams refused to leave his home. Shots ultimately were fired from the home, hitting Hamilton, who was with other officers in an area behind a backyard fence, according to the news release. Hamilton died after being taken to HCA Fort Walton Beach-Destin Hospital. A funeral will be held Saturday at the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center.

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MEMORANDUM: Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Corporal Ray Hamilton

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