Jan retired from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office in 1996 after 23 years of service. She had the distinction of being the first female hired as a radio dispatcher in 1973. During her later years she also worked at the Cantonment Substation, and finally, manned the Front Desk at the Main Sheriff’s Office until she retired.
Jan is survived by her sons, Jim S. (Terri) Russell, Michael M. Russell; daughter, Wendy (Kenny) Sexton and her grandchildren, Jason Barclay, Sean Sexton, Tammy and Sheila Russell and Scott Russell. She is also survived by her beloved dog, Bear.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date.