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Sergeant Wesley Richard Whitmore, Jr. | Polk County Sheriff's Office, Florida Polk County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Sergeant

Wesley Richard Whitmore, Jr.

Polk County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Sunday, December 12, 2010

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 60

Tour: 15 years

Badge # 3996

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Sergeant Wesley Whitmore was struck and killed by a vehicle in the parking lot of a convenience store in Winter Haven.

The elderly driver of an an SUV traveling on an adjacent roadway lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle crashed through a metal barrier, struck a woman and business, then traveled through a parking lot and struck Sergeant Whitmore's patrol car. The impact pushed the patrol car into the sergeant, who had just exited it.

Sergeant Whitmore had served with the Polk County Sheriff's Office for 15 years after retiring from the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by his wife, three sons, one daughter, 10 grandchildren, his mother, and one sister.

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director, Florida Sheriffs Ass
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 7, 2016

 

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