Young Deputy, 21, Killed In Shooting While Serving Warrant To Felon

21-year-old Polk County deputy killed while serving warrant – WESH 2 Orlando

A young Polk County deputy was shot while responding to a shooting. The deputy passed away from the wounds that were inflicted upon him during the incident.

Polk County deputy’s body was placed into ambulance before procession to medical examiner’s office. Law enforcement stood at the entrance of the Lakeland Regional Hospital emergency center before the procession began. The officers saluted the fallen deputy as the procession passed by.

Deputies responded to a failure to appear on a felony meth warrant and entered the trailer of the suspect. After entering the trailer, the deputy was shot during the process of serving the warrant. He was accompanied by three other officers, but he was the only deputy that died during the conflict.

Investigators are combing through the area with flashlights following the death of a Polk County deputy. Their first priority is to get information about the deputy’s death to the immediate family members and work family members first before releasing it to the general public.

Sheriff Grady Judd gave a brief update on the deadly deputy-involved shooting.

The deceased deputy was one of the youngest in the department at just 21 years old. Despite efforts to revive him, his body ultimately succumbed to his fatal gunshot wounds.

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