Deputy Sheriff Blane Lane

Deputy Sheriff Blane Lane

Polk County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, October 4, 2022

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Blane Lane

Deputy Sheriff Blane Lane was shot and killed while serving a felony arrest warrant in the 4300 block of Foxtown South in Polk City at about 3:00 am.

He and three other deputies were invited into the subject's trailer to serve the failure to appear warrant for a previous narcotics charge. While Deputy Lane and three other deputies checked the mobile home the wanted subject walked into the room and pointed a gun at them. The deputies immediately fired at the subject but one of their rounds went through a wall and struck Deputy Lane in the shoulder.

He was transported to Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center where he succumbed to his wound.

The subject, a convicted felon, was shot twice and is expected to survive. She has been charged with second-degree murder.

Deputy Sheriff Lane had served with the Polk County Sheriff's Office for one year. He is survived by his 3-year-old child.


  • Age 21
  • Tour 1 year, 4 months
  • Badge 9228

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Charged with second-degree murder

convicted felon, crossfire, warrant service

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I never got the chance to work with you directly; however, my heart hurts the same as if I did. I'm still praying for our family.

Deputy Kaitlynn Falletta #7935
Polk County Sheriff's Office

February 20, 2024

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