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 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 was a United States Air Force veteran and had served with the Polk County Sheriff's Office for 15 years. He is survived by his wife, three sons, one daughter, ten grandchildren, his mother, and one sister.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

vehicle crash

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Well I could write a novel dedicated to this MAN! He was always there for anyone that was in need, even if it was inconvenient for him! He's was crass and grumpy at times, but most of the time he has smiling and joking around. He made the best spaghetti sauce in the world, and taught me more than I even know. He was hands down the most intelligent person I've ever known, and never expressed an opinion with serious reflection and thought. I spend every day in anticipation of seeing him again, I miss him more than anyone could ever understand! He was more than just my father, he was a mentor, teacher, friend yet most important he was my dad!! We may not of always seen eye to eye, but he knew my heart and me enough to know I never mean anyone any harm! The world lost something irreplaceable the day he was killed, I lost everything that day. I never stop thinking about my dad, and I know he's waiting for me! Thank you all for your well wishes and respect for my dad God bless you all!

Wesley R Whitmore

May 31, 2022

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