For Immediate Release March 16, 2016
In remembrance of the 32 Polk County law enforcement and corrections officers who were killed or died in the line of duty dating back to 1886, the 29th Annual Polk County Peace Officers’ Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2016, beginning at 10:00 AM.
The Memorial Service is presented by the Polk County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #46 and the Polk County Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, Inc.
The annual memorial service will be at the Polk County Law Enforcement Memorial located at Veterans Memorial Park along Lake Beulah Drive on the west side of The Lakeland Center.
Family members of fallen officers, representatives from various municipal, county and state law enforcement and corrections agencies in Polk County, as well as local government agencies will be attending. The public is cordially invited to attend the memorial service.
All Polk County law enforcement and corrections officers who made the “supreme sacrifice while serving their community” will be honored during the Roll Call of Heroes. Fortunately, no new names will be added to the Memorial this year.
Immediately following the service, the 29th Annual Memorial Luncheon will take place at the Polk County FOP Lodge #46 building located at 125 West Brannen Road in Lakeland. The public is also invited to attend the luncheon.
For more information, please contact Bill LePere, Chair of the Polk County Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, Inc., at 863-834-8911.