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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Eleazer, Carrie

Public Information Officer 
News Date: 3/25/2011 

 PCSO Hosting Charity Softball Tournament for Whitmore Family 


As you know, PCSO lost a great sergeant, mentor, and friend, on December 12, 2010, when Sgt. Wes Whitmore died in the line of duty during a traffic stop in Winter Haven. 

Not only did Wes love serving his country (26-year veteran of the USAF) and his community (15-year veteran of PCSO), he also loved sports. If there was a sporting event, especially one that raised money for charity, Wes was there - either participating, or coaching, or playing referee. Now deputies are organizing a softball tournament to honor Wes and to raise money for his family. 

On Saturday, April 30, 2011, a charity softball tournament will be held at the Polk State College Diamondplex in Winter Haven. Cost is $200 per team, and each team must have at least one female player. Each game will last 45 minutes or 7 innings, whichever comes first. Lunch will be provided. All proceeds will go towards the Whitmore family! 

Deadline for entry is April 8, 2011. Contact Deputy Sheriff Joshua Sellers for more information at 512-1378 or jsellers@polksheriff.org.