Annual Polk County Peace Officers' Memorial Service Will Take Place May 9th
Lakeland, FL (April 22, 2019) | In observance of National Police Week, the Fraternal Order of Police Polk County Lodge #46 and the Polk County Law Enforcement Memorial Fund will present the 32nd Annual Polk County Peace Officers’ Memorial Service on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. The ceremony will take place at the Polk County Law Enforcement Memorial in Lakeland’s Veterans Memorial Park, located at 141 Lake Beulah Drive, Lakeland, FL 33815 (adjacent to the RP Funding Center).
A total of 33 Law Enforcement and Corrections officers who have made the supreme sacrifice and died in the line of duty while serving the citizens of Polk County will be honored during the Memorial Service “Roll Call of Heroes.” Family members of fallen officers and representatives from Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement agencies will be participating in the ceremony.
Highlights of the service will include:
- Joint Agency Officer Processional March
- Presentation of Colors by a Joint Agency Color Guard
- Roll Call of Heroes
- Helicopter Fly Over
- Retreat of the Fallen Rider
- Three Gun Volley
Immediately following the memorial service, the 32nd Annual Memorial Service Luncheon, hosted by the FOP Polk County Lodge #46 and the Polk County Law Enforcement Memorial Fund Inc., will take place at the FOP Polk County Lodge #46, located at 125 West Brannen Road, Lakeland. The public is invited to attend the memorial service and luncheon.
For more information, please call David Waller, Chairman PCLEMF at 863.529.3709.
The City of Lakeland was incorporated January 1885 and has grown to become one of the largest inland communities in Florida. With a current population over 100,000 Lakeland continues to grow. It has been designated a Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area by the US Census Bureau for over 30 years. With tourist attractions and gulf beaches only an hour away, Lakeland continues to capitalize on its ideal central Florida location along the I-4 corridor. The City owns and operates Lakeland Electric, the third largest publicly owned utility in Florida and it was one of the first to offer power in the Sunshine State over 110 years ago.
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