POLK COUNTY, Fla. — A 21-year-old Polk County deputy was shot and killed while serving an arrest warrant early Tuesday morning, Sheriff Grady Judd said.
Judd called the shooting, “exceptionally tragic.”
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Judd said a bullet from one of his deputies killed another deputy while they were serving a warrant overnight. Deputy Blane Lane died in the hospital.
Lane joined the force two years ago.
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Investigators said he and other deputies went to arrest Cheryl Williams, who has a lengthy criminal history, on a felony drug warrant.
Judd said Williams pointed a BB gun at deputies, who then shot her.
The sheriff said one of those bullets hit Lane in the shoulder and his chest, leading to Lane’s death.
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The fallen deputy was honored during a prcessional Tuesday morning.
Williams remained in the hospital as of Tuesday afternoon.
So sorry to hear about the loss of this young hero. Our prayers are with the family and friends of this deputy and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office 🙏 https://t.co/Bszkt9ezR8— Sheriff John Mina (@SheriffMina) October 4, 2022
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