Lakeland Police Department Officer Paul Dunn has passed away from injuries sustained in an on-duty traffic crash.  - Image courtesy of Lakeland PD / Facebook. 

Lakeland Police Department Officer Paul Dunn has passed away from injuries sustained in an on-duty traffic crash. 

Image courtesy of Lakeland PD / Facebook. 

A motor officer with the Lakeland (FL) Police Department died early Thursday morning.

The agency posted on Facebook, "It is with great sadness that we announce that Lakeland Police Department Officer Paul Dunn has passed away from injuries sustained in an on-duty traffic crash that occurred near the intersection of Lake Miram Drive and Lakeland Highlands Road shortly before 6:00 a.m. this morning. He was just 50 years old. Officer Dunn has been with our agency since 2013 and he was a beloved member of our motor unit."

The post continued, "Please keep Officer Dunn's family and all those who loved him in your thoughts and prayers as we are grieving this huge loss to our agency and our community. Officer Dunn was married and has one adult daughter and two adult sons. Both sons are currently serving in the armed forces. Dunn is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps."

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