Deputy shot dead in Polk County, Florida, while serving warrant
A police deputy was shot dead while serving warrant to a suspect with meth charges
The incident happened in Foxton Town, in Folk County, Florida
The 21-year-old deputy was declared dead at a local hospital
A 21-year-old police deputy was shot dead on Tuesday, September 4, while he was serving a felony warrant to a suspect who had failed to appear in court.
Reports say that the suspect was on meth charges and when four officers went to serve him notice, they were fired at. The deputy took a fatal shot during the shootout and he was declared dead on being taken to a local hospital.
The incident happened at 3 A.M. at Foxton Town in Polk County, Florida. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd confirmed that the deputy died at the Lakeland Regional Medical Center, where he was taken after being shot.
The sheriff said that shots were fired when police "successfully entered" the suspect's trailer.
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"They entered the trailer successfully, shots were fired, and ultimately one of our very young deputies, 21 years of age, he's been with us a short period of time, died at Lakeland Regional Medical Center," he said.
The sheriff refused to disclose the identity of the departed officer until his family members are officially informed of the death.
The deputy's body was later taken to the Medical Examiner's office in Winter Heaven, Pok County.
It was reported by Fox 13 that a funeral also took place from the Lakeland regional hospital which was attended by the deputy's family members and colleagues in the police department.