Date: October 24, 2001 "For Immediate Release"
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Media Contact:

Aaron Flint, (863) 534-6377 or 502-8262 pager

Memorial Services Scheduled for PCSO Flight Officer and Pilot

Memorial services for the 2 Polk County Sheriff's Office deputies who lost their lives in a helicopter crash on Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, have been scheduled. 

Visitation for D/S Larry Rhoden will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the McLean Funeral Home located at 306 East Broadway in Fort Meade.  Funeral services for Rhoden will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, at 10 a.m. at the Lake Buffum Baptist Church located at 6475 South Lake Buffum Road in Fort Meade.
Internment will be at the cemetery adjacent to Lake Buffum Baptist Church

Visitation for D/S Brian Wilkinson will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lake Alfred United Methodist Church located at 220 Haines Blvd. in Lake Alfred.  Funeral services for Wilkinson will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, at 3 p.m. at the First Church of Nazarene located at 245 Avenue E SW in Winter Haven.  Internment will be at the Chapel Hill Cemetery located off of Harrell Road and 50 in Orlando. 

All ceremonies are open to the community. The media will be permitted to have 1 still pool camera and 1 video pool camera at both funeral services.

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