Malcom Thompson was elected as the Osceola County Clerk of Court on November 4, 2008, and began supervising over 180 employees in the many faceted functions of the Clerk’s office upon assuming office on January 6, 2009. Malcom has said and continues to say “Having the opportunity to give back in service to the citizens of Osceola County is a great honor.”
Malcom’s history of public service began early in life. After graduating from high school he began serving his country in the United States Marine Corps as a Sergeant in Vietnam. After discharge from the Service, he joined the Fort Myers Police Department in 1972. While working full time for the Ft. Myers Police Department & attending college full time he earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida. Years later he received his MBA. He was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and Vice President of the Student Affairs Council at USF.
Malcom joined the Kissimmee Police Department in 1984. He worked to implement the SWAT Team, the K-9 program and helped develop the Standard of Operations Manual for KPD. During Malcom’s career as a Police Officer, he was credited with saving 3 lives on 3 separate occasions.
On 3 June 1997 while handling a complaint, Malcom was shot four times by a suspect who had numerous outstanding warrants. Unknown to Officer Thompson, the suspect had just committed a home invasion, aggravated battery, and car-jacking. After shooting Officer Thompson, the suspect jumped into a taxi and held the firearm to the driver’s head. Officer Thompson was able to eliminate the threat and save the taxi driver’s life. By all accounts any one of the wounds Officer Thompson received could have been fatal. His life was saved by the Kissimmee Police, Fire Rescue, Osceola County Sheriff’s Department & talented Doctors & Staff at O.R.M.C, but most of all by the grace of God, and prayers from across the nation.
In 1998 Malcom was recognized in a Rose Garden ceremony at the White House in Washington D.C. by President Clinton and Attorney General Janet Reno. He received the N.A.P.O. “Top Cop” in the Nation, and the Medal of Honor from the Kissimmee Police Department.
Malcom’s mission in life has always been public service and he feels a deep and abiding connection with the citizens of Osceola County. The driving force through the election process was his desire to give back to his Community. It is a community he loves and credits with saving his life.
As the newly elected Clerk of Court, Malcom has worked hard to assure that every citizen is treated with respect and dignity and is provided the service they so richly deserve. He has completed a 240 hour New Clerk Training through the Florida Association of Clerks of Court. This is required by the State of Florida for all new Clerks and takes almost 2 years to complete. Malcom has said that with the learning curve for a new Clerk, it takes almost 2 years to have a full grasp on the Multi faceted Clerks Office. During the past 3 years as Osceola County Clerk of Court, Malcom and the Great Team at the Clerks office have implemented many changes. The focus has been and will continue to be on the Citizens of Osceola County and making the Clerk’s office Customer Centric for all.
Malcom is honored to be your Clerk of Court and will work diligently in his mission of service to the people. There are more details as well as contact information available at malcomthompson.com.