Police Officer Kenneth Dale Foley

Police Officer Kenneth Dale Foley

Lakeland Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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Kenneth Dale Foley

Police Officer Kenneth Foley suffered a fatal heart attack several hours after responding to a report of a robbery at a local bank.

The call was dispatched was a robbery in progress. Officer Foley was one of the first officers to arrive on the scene and took up a position on the perimeter. He then had the manager step out of the business and determined the call was a false alarm.

Officer Foley cleared the scene and a short time later responded to a suicidal subject armed with a knife. He was able to deescalate the situation and take the subject into protective custody.

At 5:30 pm dispatchers attempted to reach Officer Foley via radio but did not receive a response. Officers located him inside of his patrol car at local hotel at 4420 N. Socrum Loop Road. Despite taking life-saving measures they were unable to revive him.

Officer Foley was a United States Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Lakeland Police Department for 29 years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 29 years
  • Badge 270
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

emergency response, robbery

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Officer Foley,
On today, the 2nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

United States Border Patrol

December 4, 2022

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