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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Rest in Peace Officer Foley. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Foley Family and the Lakeland Police Department.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

March 2, 2021

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