Deputy Sheriff Larry Rhoden

Deputy Sheriff Larry Rhoden

Polk County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Monday, October 22, 2001

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Larry Rhoden

Deputies Larry Rhoden and Brian Wilkinson were killed when their department helicopter crashed into a small pond near Lakeland, Florida at approximately 0200 hours, during a period of dense fog.

Deputy Rhoden was the observer in the Bell OH-58 helicopter. The two deputies were returning from a call when the crash occurred.

Deputy Rhoden had been employed with the Polk County Sheriff's Office for ten years, and is survived by his wife and three sons.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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