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Sergeant Kevin Scott Kight

 

Kevin Scott Kight was born on September 24, 1970 in Tacoma Washington. He began his law enforcement career in the Traffic Enforcement Division in April of 1995 when he went to work for the Lawrenceville Police Department, In Lawrenceville Ohio. He worked there until August of 1995 when he was hired by German Township Police Department in Springfield, Ohio. Starting there as a patrol officer, he worked his way up in the Department to the rank of Sergeant and a Road Supervisor. He left there in June of 1998 when he relocated his family to Panama City Beach, Florida. Kevin completed his Florida law enforcement standards in July of 1998. On October 15, 1998, Kevin was hired by the Panama City Beach Police Department as a patrol officer and began his career at the Panama City Beach Police in the Patrol Division. He later transferred to the Investigative Division where he received several letters of commendations and attained the rank of Sergeant. In August of 2004 Kevin requested and was returned to the Patrol Division as a Shift Supervisor until his death on March 27, 2005.

All Gave Some, but Some Gave All

To Officer Kight, God will watch over your wife and family. Your life and work was not in vain.
We appreciate your time spent serving, Panama City Beach, Florida.
Your dedication and courage we will remember,
Although you are gone, you're never forgotten.

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God
." Matthew 5:9


Sgt. Kevin Kight, 34, was shot twice shortly before 10:30 p.m. during a traffic stop along a busy street lined with beachfront hotels and condominiums crowded with spring break visitors. Kight died on the way to the hospital.