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Sheriff Thelbert "David" Morgan (R)



Poplar Bluff High School, Poplar Bluff, MO; BS degree, criminal justice, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO, 1977; MA, business administration, Webster University, St. Louis, MO, 1979; Police Administration Course Advanced Graduate Program, University of Southern California, 1985; USAF Security Police Academy, enlisted course, 1971; USAF Security Police Academy, officer course, 1978; U.S. Customs Officer Cert., 1978; FSA Sheriffs Academy, 2008


U.S. Air Force, 1971-1994; Meritorious Service Medal; Commendation Medal; National Defense Medal; Good Conduct Medal; AF Achievement Medal.


More than 40 years in law enforcement; USAF Security Police, progressed from air force patrolman to deputy chief of police; has served in all aspects of law enforcement, including patrol, desk sergeant, corrections, investigations, armory, public relations and emergency management operations; elected Sheriff of Escambia County, 2008; re-elected 2012 and 2016; Escambia County Sheriff’s Office awarded full re-accredited status by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA).

Honors and Affiliations 

Knighthood, Order of St. John of Jerusalem (OSJ); life member: International Order of DeMolay; AF Association; Junior Officer of Quarter, 1978, McConnell AFB, Kansas; Junior Officer of the Year, 1979, McConnell AFB, Kansas; Life Member National Rifle Association (NRA); Life Member of Navy League of U.S.