Deputy Sheriff Blane Lane was shot and killed while serving a felony arrest warrant in Polk City at about 3:00 am.
He and three other deputies were invited into the subject’s trailer to serve the failure to appear warrant for a previous narcotics charge. While Deputy Lane and three other deputies checked the mobile home the wanted subject walked into the room and pointed a gun at them. The deputies immediately fired at the subject but one of their rounds went through a wall and struck Deputy Lane in the shoulder.
He was transported to Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center where he succumbed to his wound.
The subject, a convicted felon, was shot twice and is expected to survive. She has been charged with second-degree murder.
Deputy Sheriff Lane had served with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office for one year. He is survived by his 3-year-old child.
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