Sergeant Wesley Richard Whitmore, Jr.

Sergeant Wesley Richard Whitmore, Jr.

Polk County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, December 12, 2010

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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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Sgt. Whitmore,
On today the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-Not just as a LEO but for our Country as well when you served with the USAF. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

December 12, 2019

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