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Search Result: Polk County (Fla.) Sheriff

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Florida Murder Suspect Captured in Tennessee

May 27, 2014
The Florida man police say fatally shot three people this weekend and who they said is "exceptionally dangerous" was taken into custody Tuesday after a standoff in Knoxville, Tenn.

In Praise of Straight-Shooting Brass

June 19, 2013
"I suspect the only reason 110 rounds was all that was fired was that's all the ammunition they had," Sheriff Grady Judd responded. "We were not going to take any chance of him shooting back."

Decorated Fla. Deputy Killed In Wreck

April 26, 2013
A veteran Polk County (Fla.) Sheriff's deputy died Friday morning in his patrol car in an accident in Winter Haven. Master Deputy Joseph "Shane" Robbins, 40, was found unresponsive inside his mangled patrol car.

Fla. Sheriff: Man Stole 166 Manhole Covers

January 28, 2013
Polk County Sheriff's detectives arrested a central Florida man Thursday and accused him of stealing 166 manhole covers to sell as scrap metal.

Fla. Agency's First Female SWAT Operator

March 30, 2012

Polk County (Fla.) Sheriff's Deputy Shanon Demarest was featured in this WTSP News segment, after she became the first female member of the department's SWAT team.

Florida Sheriff Angered by Pedophilia Book, Author Arrested

December 20, 2010
According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Greaves is being charged with distribution of obscene material depicting minors engaged in conduct harmful to minors. The offense is a third degree felony under Florida law.

Elderly Man Blacked Out Before Fatal Crash With Florida Deputy

December 13, 2010
Sgt. Wesley Whitmore, a 15-year-veteran, pulled over a white vehicle with an expired tag on Sunday at about 10 a.m. in a 7-Eleven parking lot in Lakeland. He was struck by the Escalade driven by Leo John Saunders that had veered out of control.

Florida Officers May Have Compromised Arrest by Playing Wii Bowling During Raid

September 22, 2009
As investigators searched the home for drugs, some drug task force members found other ways to occupy their time. Within 20 minutes of entering Difalco's house, some of the investigators found a Wii video bowling game and began bowling frame after frame.
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