2021 Annual Polk County Peace Officers’ Memorial Service Set for October 7
For Immediate Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
David Waller, Chairman PCLEMF, Inc.,
The Fraternal Order of Police Polk County Lodge #46 and the Polk County Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, Inc., will present the 33rd Annual Polk County Peace Officers’ Memorial Service on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at 10:00 AM at the Polk County Law Enforcement Memorial in the Lakeland Veterans Memorial Park. The park is located on Lime Street, between Lake Beulah Drive and the west side of the Lakeland Center. The Memorial Service is usually scheduled in May of each year but was postponed to this date due to Covid concerns.
A total of 35 Law Enforcement and Corrections officers who made the “supreme sacrifice and died in the line of duty” while serving the citizens of Polk County with various State, County and Local law enforcement and corrections agencies will also be honored during the Memorial Service “Roll Call of Heroes.” During this Memorial we will be adding the names of two Lakeland Police Officers, Kenneth Foley and Paul Dunn, to the Memorial wall.
Family members of fallen officers, representatives from various Polk County Law Enforcement and Corrections agencies, public service organizations, and Federal, State, County and Local government agencies will be participating.
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 by the PCSO Mounted Unit; bagpipe players; 3 Gun Volley; and Taps.
Immediately following the memorial service, the 33rd 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 Rd, Lakeland (east from South Florida Ave. @ Sonny’s). The public is invited to attend the memorial service and luncheon. For more information, please call David Waller, Chairman PCLEMF, Inc., at 863-529-3709.