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A Polk County Jail classroom to be named after a deputy

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Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd

The Polk County Board of County Commissioners decided Tuesday to name a jail classroom after one of the Polk County Sheriff's deputies who was injured in the line of duty in 2009 and died from injuries.

"Whether deputies patrol the streets of Polk County or walk the halls of the jail, they put their lives on the line every day,"said Sheriff Grady Judd. "Sergeant Ronnie Brown is a hero, and we are grateful to the Board of County Commissioners for allowing us to honor his memory by naming a classroom in the jail after him."

Brown responded to an unruly prisoner call in the South County Jail in August 2009, according to the Sheriff's Office records. He helped subdue the prisoner but took a hit and fell. He died of injuries a few days later, according to the Sheriff's Office report.

Sergeant Ronnie Brown was professional, attentive to detail, and a positive influence on those around him, his fellow deputies said. He received a Meritorious Service Medal for giving CPR to an unresponsive inmate in the jail in 2007.



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