December 29, 2010
Sheriff Frank McKeithen announces the arrest of a senior enlisted member of the United States Air Force for possession of child pornography. A five month joint investigation between members of the Bay County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division and the United States Air Force, Office of Special Investigations led to the arrest of John Thomas Templeton who is stationed at Tyndall Air Force Base.
The arrest of Templeton is part of an ongoing effort by Sheriff McKeithen to proactively seek out persons distributing child pornography. The Bay County Sheriff's Office has been a member of the North Florida Internet Crimes against Children Task Force since 2006.