Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office handled more than 2,600 calls Memorial Day weekend

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office handled more than 2,600 calls for service between noon Friday, May 22nd and midnight May 25th.

Here’s a sample of some of the types of calls that flooded the Communications Unit as large crowds packed area beaches, roads, and waters for Memorial Day Weekend 2020.

  • 2 Boat Crashes
  • 3 Felony Batteries
  • 3 Lewd/Indecent Exposures
  • 8 Boating Complaints
  • 8 Shots Fired
  • 11 Distressed Boaters
  • 12 Batteries
  • 13 Distressed Swimmers
  • 21 Suspicious Vehicles
  • 23 Ordinance Violations
  • 23 Trespassing Calls
  • 26 Parking Complaints
  • 26 Thefts
  • 30 Alcohol Offenses
  • 36 Vessel Stops
  • 40 Noise and Loud Music Complaints
  • 41 Welfare Checks
  • 50 Reckless Driver Calls
  • 58 Traffic Crashes
  • 74 Disturbances
  • 156 Citizen Contacts

Nine people were rescued from the Destin East Pass around 3pm of Friday afternoon after marine units were called out to reports of a boat flipped over in the water. Initial reports indicate there were some minor injuries, but all passengers were recovered safely.

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