Service Recalls Polk Law Officers Who Died on Duty

Thirty-three Polk County law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty were recalled individually this morning at an annual memorial service. Lakeland radio personality Christopher Rhoden spoke emotionally about the day when he learned at age 13 that his father, a Polk County Sheriff’s Office helicopter pilot, had perished at work. His talk starts at about the nine-minute mark in our video of the event: