Florida Deputy Blane Lane, 21, Was Killed In The Line Of Duty

Florida Deputy Blane Lane, 21, Was Killed In The Line Of Duty

Blane Lane, a 21-year-old deputy of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, was shot and died while assisting in the execution of a warrant in Polk City. His burial will take place this week.

The memorial ceremony will take place at the Victory Church, located at 1401 Griffin Road in Lakeland, on Tuesday, October 11 at 10 a.m. There won’t be a memorial service or public viewing. Following the service, there will be a ceremony honouring law enforcement outside the church.

The service will be broadcast live on Facebook and the Victory Church website. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for contributions in Deputy Lane’s honour to Polk Sheriff’s Charities, Inc. The daughter, age 3, is Lane’s only heir.

The incident took place at a trailer house on Foxtown South in unincorporated Polk City at roughly 3:15 a.m. on October 4, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Four deputies were delivering a failure to appear warrant for felony meth to the defendant, 46-year-old Cheryl Lynn Williams, according to Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd.

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According to the authorities, three deputies entered the trailer while Deputy Lane took up a tactical position outside of it. The sheriff’s office said in a statement that the posture allowed him to see the door and windows, ensuring that he would notice the suspect if she tried to run.

When the three deputies entered the trailer’s gaming area, they were surprised to find no one there. Then Williams entered the frame and allegedly pointed a gun at them. Williams was wounded after shots were fired. Following that, Lane disclosed that he had been shot in the arm.

According to the sheriff’s office, Lane was wounded in the left arm and had a bullet penetrate his chest. He died at Lakeland Regional Medical Center after being brought there. Blane was employed as a Detention Deputy in May 2021, according to Judd. In January 2022, he was appointed a Deputy Sheriff.