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Cuteness Overload - Officer Dea Chatmon Makes Future Officers Day!

Cuteness Overload - Officer Dea Chatmon Makes Future Officers Day!

This handsome little guy named Elijah got to try out some cool police equipment thanks to LakelandPD Officer Chatmon. Also pictured is Elijah's father, Adam, a Polk County Fire Rescue Firefighter.

Thank you gentlemen for you service to our residents - Elijah has two great role models to look up to!

Officer Cortes Makes Little Girl's Birthday Extra Special.

Officer Cortes Makes Little Girl's Birthday Extra Special.

Talissa Enochs wrote:
"We took Tori out to eat for her birthday. She was wearing a birthday sash and twirling around in front of the police officer. He told her Happy Birthday and her face just lit up! We went on to order our food and the officer left. He then came back with a stuffed animal to give to her! He said she was just too cute not to go get her something!!! What a blessing to have such awesome officers in our community!"

Thank You Officer Cortes for being YOU and showing us the great things law enforcement officers do everyday.


UPDATE: GREAT NEWS!
OFFICER MILLS HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL AND IS RECUPERATING AT HOME

OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

Lakeland Police are at 800 N Florence investigating an officer involved shooting.

Sergeant Jeff Gary and Officer Doug Mills responded to N Lake Wire Park in reference to a wanted person. When the officers approached the suspect, he shot at them. The officers returned fire, Officer Mills was shot and has been transported to LRMC. The suspect was shot and EMS personnel are working on him at this time. 

The suspect had 4 guns on his person at the time of the shooting.

More updates will be provided as they are received.