Today, March 24, 2017, Deputy Sheriff Brad Rosenbauer passed away, after a long, courageous, and valiant battle against cancer. Our hearts are broken. His wife, Brittany, his unborn son, and his entire family, remain in our thoughts and prayers. Brad - we will miss your smiling face, your indomitable spirit, your strong faith, your encouragement, and your love of helping others. Brittany - we...
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Meanwhile............in Sarasota............ #monkeybusiness #welivehere #allcreaturesgreatandsmall #floridaiswherethewildthingsare
Further proof that we are a full-service law enforcement agency! Thanks Ag Crimes for reporting to this elderly citizen's home in Lake Wales to remove this unwanted guest. Yes, he was inside her home (yikes)! Any guesses as to what kind of snake this is? Don't worry, no humans or snakes were harmed during this call for sssssssservice. #PCSO #AgCrimes #snakewranglers
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Sometimes at work we say, "when you work hard, you make mistakes." Well, we're hard at work here trying to keep our Facebook fans happy, and we made a mistake - we posted a pic of K9 Halas (below), and talked about a great catch that K9 Dexter made. THIS IS K9 DEXTER!! Can you see how we got confused? They do look a bit alike.

Thank you, astute FB fans, for pointing this mistake out to us so...
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If you’ve been following our Facebook posts recently, you’ve noticed our K9 Unit has been BUSY! We had another K9 find yesterday (March 22nd). Around 10:20 p.m., Deputy Darr and his K9 partner Dexter responded to a domestic battery where the suspect fled on foot. K9 Dexter was given a scent article and he began tracking east. Not too long after, Dexter spotted the suspect laying on the...
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Another sweet citizen and random act of kindness! From Deputy Sheriff Debbie Martin's FB page:

"Greatly appreciated, this young lady pulls up to my patrol car holding a cup of coffee and a glazed donut while I was patrolling in Auburndale. She said, 'I want to take a moment and show you how much I appreciate you, thank you for putting your life on the line for me and my family. We have a...
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We haven't had reports of this (yet) but it is a good idea to watch this story and be aware:
Ohhhh the wonderful things you find on Facebook! We saw this on Deputy Arturo Herrera's FB page and wanted to share it with you: "Another act of kindness from a stranger. While going through my work email in the 7-11 parking lot, a gentleman rides up, exits his vehicle, and approaches me with a cup of coffee and a bag with creamers, sugar, and all kinds of other coffee stuff. He said, 'I want...
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In 2016, Polk Sheriff’s Charities, Inc., raised over $34,000 for the United Way. Sheriff Judd recently presented a check to the charity.
“It is our honor to support charities like the United Way, that are focused on improving the lives of our citizens. We raise money throughout the year for our own charity – Polk Sheriff’s Charities – and it is our mission to support other charities with the...
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UPDATE: she has been found and is safe.

Sharing for the Auburndale Police Dept - please contact Auburndale PD if you see her or have any information at all. Thank you!
We had to share this - Mike is our very own Lieutenant Steve Parker's son (you may remember our recent post of Steve holding his new grandbaby, Mike's baby girl). Way to go, Mike and K9 Benji! #webleedgreen #HighlandsPolk #allinthefamily

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Take a look at these pictures. Have you seen this 2015 Polaris ATV? At some point between March 13 and March 17, unknown suspect(s) removed the victim’s 2015 Polaris 100 RZR High Lifter ATV from the River Ranch Hunt Club (18550 CR 630 E, Lake Wales). The ATV has an orange color frame with a black body and is equipped with a winch and size 32.5 “Outlaw” tires. What makes this ATV unique: The...
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Another find for K9 Chase - good boy! On Monday around 3:40 pm, Lakeland PD requested help from our K9 unit to find a missing endangered man. Deputy Durrance and his K9 partner Chase responded to the scene and went to work. They learned that the man had made suicidal statements, and when LPD officers arrived, he fled on foot. He had been missing for two hours already when Chase arrived &...
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A beautiful memorial was revealed last night at Lakeland P.D. Check it out:
Good Boy Hammer! On Sunday afternoon, Polk deputies responded to help out Osceola deputies near the Champion’s Gate overpass at I-4. A man driving a stolen car crashed into an SUV, then battered the other driver, and then fled on foot. Deputy Dustin Kendrick responded with his K-9 partner Hammer & they got to work. From the crash scene they tracked the suspect into the Festival Park...
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On Saturday this man was seen entering the Dollar General Store on South Florida Avenue. He followed a 57 year old woman around the store, then snatched her keys and ran out of the store, stole the woman’s car and fled. Both the woman and a clerk tried to stop him. Only a couple of problems with this crime (other than it being illegal, mean, and crooked): 1) Dollar General has great video, 2)...
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