TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The body of the 21-year-old deputy who was killed in a shooting in Polk County was taken to the medical examiner’s office on Tuesday morning.
Dozens of patrol cars lined up outside Lakeland Regional Medical Center to escort the officer’s body to the medical examiner’s office. Heartbroken family members and colleagues were seen embracing each other as his body was taken from the hospital into the ambulance.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said the unidentified deputy was fatally shot while serving an arrest warrant in unincorporated Polk City Tuesday morning.
His name was not released.
Judd said the sheriff’s office would provide more information Tuesday afternoon.