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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Eleazer, Carrie

Public Information Officer 
News Date: 4/24/2015 

 Annual Polk County Peace Officers' Memorial Set for May 7th 

In observance of 2015 National Police Week (May 10th through May 16th) the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Polk County Lodge #46 and the Polk County Law Enforcement Memorial Fund (PCLEMF), Inc., will present the 28th Annual Polk County Peace Officers’ Memorial Service on Thursday, May 7th, 2015, 10:00 a.m., at the Polk County Law Enforcement Memorial in Lakeland Veterans Park. The park is located on Lime Street, between Lake Beulah Drive and the west side of the Lakeland Center.   

There are 32 Law Enforcement and Corrections officers, who made the “supreme sacrifice and died in the line of duty” while serving the citizens of Polk County with various State, County and local Law Enforcement and Corrections agencies, who will also be honored during the Memorial Service “Roll Call of Heroes.” 

The Harrison Center for Visual and Performing Arts “Encore Singers” will perform. 

Speakers will include:

•             PCSO Deputy Sheriff Mike Braswell, President, FOP Polk County Lodge #46

•             Bill LePere, PCLEMF, Inc., Chairman of the Board

•             Keynote Speaker will be Deputy County Manager Gary Hester

•             PCSO Retired Major Marvin Pittman will lead the invocation and benediction 

Immediately following the memorial service, The 28th Annual Memorial Service Luncheon hosted by the FOP Polk County Lodge #46 and the Polk County Law Enforcement Memorial Fund Inc., will take place at the FOP Polk County Lodge #46, located at 125 West Brannen Rd, Lakeland (east from South Florida Ave. @ Sonny’s).  

The public and media are invited to attend the memorial service and luncheon. For more information, please call Bill LePere PCLEMF, Inc., Chairman, at 863-688-1725.