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Polk honors officers with memorial service

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The Polk County Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, held it's annual Peace Officers' Memorial Service in Lakeland on Thursday. The Polk County Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, held it's annual Peace Officers' Memorial Service in Lakeland on Thursday.
The Polk County Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, held it's annual Peace Officers' Memorial Service in Lakeland on Thursday. The Polk County Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, held it's annual Peace Officers' Memorial Service in Lakeland on Thursday.
The Polk County Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, held it's annual Peace Officers' Memorial Service in Lakeland on Thursday. The Polk County Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, held it's annual Peace Officers' Memorial Service in Lakeland on Thursday.
LAKELAND, FL (WFLA) -

In it's 27th year, the Fraternal Order of Police Polk County Lodge #46 and the Polk County Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, held it's annual Peace Officers' Memorial Service in Lakeland on Thursday.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd addressed the dozens in attendance about the risk officers take each day they wear the uniform.

To them, he said, it's not a job. It's a calling.

"The noble few who do this job know they place their lives at risk but they do it because it's their missionfield," Judd said.

This year's service is especially tough for many who are memorializing Polk County Sheriff’s Office Master Deputy Sheriff Joseph "Shane" Robbins, who died in the line of duty on April 26, 2013. Robbins is remembered as "the best child-victim interviewer."

Sheriff Judd said many Polk County children are safer today because of the dedication Robbins put forth.

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