Sergeant Wesley Richard Whitmore, Jr.

Sergeant Wesley Richard Whitmore, Jr.

Polk County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, December 12, 2010

Wesley Richard Whitmore, Jr.

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.

Bio

  • Age 60
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 3996
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

October 6, 2018

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