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Escambia Sheriff


ECSO Seeks Possible Witness to Weekend Homicide

September 15, 2014

Press Release: Escambia Sheriff’s Investigators are seeking a possible witness to the September 13, 2014 homicide of 50-year-old Phuong Nguyen Truong. The witness is described as a white male in his mid to late 40’s, between…

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Miracle Camp, a labor of love

June 15, 2012

I spent Thursday morning at Sacred Heart’s Miracle Camp. My daughters Cat and Tricia, along with their husbands Mike and Tom and their friends, have put on a special summer camp for the past three years…


Morgan starts to assemble team

November 25, 2008

Escambia Sheriff-elect David Morgan has named Lt. Bill Chavers as his Chief Deputy, a position last held by Larry Smith under McNesby. Chavers started with the Pensacola Police Department in 1974 and moved over to ECSO…


Morgan has a plan

November 10, 2008

During his campaign, Sheriff-elect David Morgan outlined his plans for the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. The daily newspaper has packaged those campaign promises into an article. 1. Hiring more deputies – Go from 228 on patrol…


Sheriff-to-be Morgan calls for audit

November 5, 2008

David Morgan has sent a letter to the Escambia County Commission telling them he wants to move the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office accounting, budgeting and finances under the County Comptroller Ernie Lee Magaha. Prior to the…


BTW: Wells retired

May 6, 2008

Rusty Wells who is currently an assistant City Attorney and part-time attorney ($60K) for the Escambia County Sheriff’s office retired in August 2004 and is in the DROP program. He is considered the favorite of the…


City attorney candidate works for ECSO, too

May 2, 2008

Asst. City Attorney William “Rusty” Wells – and candidate to replace John Fleming as the City Attorney for Pensacola. Wells has a dual career. He supposedly works 40+ hours a week for the City and is…


ECSO more expensive than Mobile County

April 24, 2008

From April 24 Outtakes: What McNesby doesn’t say is the budget for just the sheriff’s department, $47,952,633, is more than double the budget of Mobile County, Alabama’s Sheriff’s Office, $17,858,340. Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochrane also…


What’s wrong with Escambia County

February 22, 2008

Last night’s county commission meeting is the perfect example. A contractor – who has made hundreds of thousands from the county in the Hurricane Ivan clean-up and who employs the former county administrator’s son (or at…


McNesby budget under public scrutiny

February 2, 2008

Over and over again, I hear discontent in the community with the Escambia County Sheriff’s budget – that has increased over 30 percent since Ron McNesby took office. It’s good that McNesby and his buddy George…

HIP squad on patrol

November 26, 2007

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office has a new unit that will fight crime during this holiday season – High Intensity Patrol unit (HIP). The Hippies (our name for them – not the ECSO) will patrol mall…

Free, free at last

November 14, 2007

Sheriff Ron McNesby pleads no contest to charges that stem from a 2004 hunting trip in Wisconsin. The judge adjudicates McNesby guilty of two counts of illegal hunting/possession of game/birds and placing bait with nondegradable material.…


King press conference not for us

November 9, 2007

Rev. Hugh King’s press conference really wasn’t for the white community or the press. It was to defend himself in front of his congregation and the African-American community. There is a strong feeling among blacks in…