UPDATE: Former ECSO Trainee Deputy Charged With Pace Homicide (Mugshot Released)

January 1, 2023

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Updated: A former deputy’s mugshot was posted Sunday night by the Santa Rosa County Jail.

A former Escambia County Sheriff’s Office trainee deputy is charged with killing a man overnight in Santa Rosa County.

Chloe Colleen Davidson, 32, is charged with first degree felony homicide and a second degree felony weapons offense.

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a reported shooting in the 3900 block of Deerwood Circle in Pace about 1:40 a.m. Sunday.

“Upon arrival, our deputies located a male victim and performed medical aid until EMS arrived on scene. Shortly thereafter, paramedics pronounce the male victim deceased,” Jillian Durkin, SRSO public information officer, said. “Through investigations, it was determined that the incident was a domestic disturbance.”

The name of the deceased has not been released, and the investigation is continuing.

Davidson was booked into the Santa Rosa County Jail.

Davidson was sworn in as an ECSO training deputy on August 5, 2022. According to the ECSO, she failed out of the training program and had not been employed by the department for at least the past 30 days.

Her jail mugshot was exempted from release under Florida law due to her status as a former deputy, but it was later posted Sunday night by the Santa Rosa County Jail.


18 Responses to “UPDATE: Former ECSO Trainee Deputy Charged With Pace Homicide (Mugshot Released)”

  1. No one on February 20th, 2023 12:42 pm

    @mnon You are so right. My abuser was loved by everyone and because of it, I was left in his care for almost 3 yrs. 3 years of being hurt, because “he would never” Thankfully someone finally listened and helped me leave, because CPS was not interested in helping.

  2. ARDO OFI on January 3rd, 2023 12:00 pm

    Well I must say they did not arrest her because she had a hair out of place. They stated they investigated the situation entirely, based on the outcome of investigation they found problems, so arrest was warranted, anything more will depend on outcome in court. I for one am curious why they found issues that would warrant her immediate arrest, I have witnessed many a shootings and cops were in my opinion were in the wrong and those cops were put on administrative leave with pay, I sure wish I could know more about the victim this would put things into perspective for me as to why she was arrested on the scene

  3. NOT HAPPY on January 3rd, 2023 11:05 am

    i hope she can get a very good attorney . she has a look of mental abuse.

  4. johnny law on January 3rd, 2023 9:40 am

    It is very sad, new years eve n not the way it was suppose to go, could of been self defence it could of been murder it could have been a horrible accident…everybody is always so quick to judge,,,trust in god, everything happens for a reason.

  5. KARMA on January 3rd, 2023 8:46 am

    This is heartbreaking all the way around, she has had a hand in law enforcement, I don’t care what the situation was, she could have walked away, her husband didn’t have the choice to Walk away, because she shot him in cold blood. My main concern is the children, now they don’t have a mother or father. I hope the grandparents are able to step in and take care of them sweet boys. I know theirs two sides to every story, but we will never know the real truth, because the husband can’t talk. She could have handled this totally different, my heart goes out to the families of the deceased and his sweet boys, RIP friend :(

  6. anne on January 3rd, 2023 7:49 am

    mnon is so right! I don’t care how nice a person is, behind closed doors can be a nightmare. I wish it was the Behind Closed Doors that Charlie Rich sang about but we live in the real world and we never know.

  7. NOT Club Med. on January 2nd, 2023 8:42 pm

    What a waste of a life. She had it all….. You play you pay ma’am

  8. D.B. on January 2nd, 2023 8:13 pm

    Y’all don’t know what goes on behind closed doors…her kids might be able to inlighten people…she might be innocent…she might have been set up! Pics of her and her family that I have seen look happy to me! The kids might have been abused by her spouse…boyfriend?! She might have been abused by the same…shit happens…I just hope all of the good (or bad) comes out on wash day for whom ever is innocent! I also hope the kids r well taken care of during this difficult time for them!

  9. Susie on January 2nd, 2023 6:57 pm

    I am very sad for all concerned. Anger takes another life. No good thing comes from anger. I feel for the children the most. Both of their parents are taken from them and they will suffer the most. God bless and take care of them. Give this family strength, Lord.

  10. Wayne on January 2nd, 2023 4:37 pm

    @ Joe
    You all assuming shes guilty?
    An opinion on here is not a judgment Joe.
    The Judgement comes in court.

    I could care less about what people say.
    Why do you.
    Just praying for those babies

  11. PatriotFan14 on January 2nd, 2023 4:37 pm

    @Joe, She’s guilty, no self defense…just a cold blooded murderer who did not love her kids enough to make better decisions.

  12. Rot on January 2nd, 2023 2:21 pm

    Hope she rots in prison never seeing the outside world again.I was a friend to the victim and had just had lunch with him that friday.I hope gult,pain and nightmares haunt you forever..you took away a great froend.

  13. Joan Farghaly on January 2nd, 2023 1:17 pm

    Prayers and Condolences. So many families falling under this category. Unfortunately, with a act like this, there’s a deceased and his side of the situation can never be heard.

  14. Viv on January 2nd, 2023 1:05 pm

    Very easy to judge people for their actions but in cases like this we all know what we should not do…..but since we’re NOT in that situation. Sometimes what we want to do is not what we actually end up doing. So sad for her once she realizes what she’ve done and to be reminded every day while she is in jail. Very sad for her kids, family, friends and specially for her.

  15. Joe on January 2nd, 2023 9:35 am

    You all assume she is guilty of the charges before her court case. Throwing away her life? Who knows what really happened… Why dont you wait until she is in court to see what evidence is presented against her before casting judgment.

  16. mnon on January 2nd, 2023 6:25 am

    The old saying… You don’t know what goes on behind closed doors. You think people are model citizens, model church families etc. Then you discover things aren’t as they appeared. I think that every time I see these Gap-commercial family photos, out in nature, everyone wears the same jeans and shirts, smiling… LOL

  17. Stephen on January 2nd, 2023 12:07 am


    Well said, sir.

    This is definitely heartbreaking and hard to believe. Prayers for everyone involved, even Chloe but especially the children left behind.

  18. Jim on January 1st, 2023 8:36 pm

    This is such a sad situation all around. My heart breaks for their children, and for the families on both sides. Chloe is an amazingly talented photographer, dedicated to her friends, and loved by many. For her to throw her life away like this, to end the life of her children’s father – it is so very shocking, and so unexpected.