The Polk County Sheriff's Office and Lake Wales Police Department (LWPD) are investigating a shooting that occurred in the city this morning, during which an LWPD canine was murdered by a violent suspect.

Lake Wales K-9 Killed In The Line Of Duty

POLK COUNTY, Fla. – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office and Lake Wales Police Department (LWPD) are investigating a shooting that occurred in the city this morning, during which an LWPD canine was murdered by a violent suspect.

“We will have a procession from the Lake Wales Police Department located at 133 East Tillman Avenue at 11:45 a.m. this morning, August 3, 2022, to transport fallen canine Max from LWPD to the Medical Examiners Office,” said Carrie Horstman, PIO for Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

Max’s handler is LWPD Officer Jared Joyner and he will be leading the procession in his agency vehicle with his fallen partner inside.

LWPD Officer Joyner and his partner Max The Polk County Sheriff's Office and Lake Wales Police Department (LWPD) are investigating a shooting that occurred in the city this morning, during which an LWPD canine was murdered by a violent suspect.
LWPD Officer Joyner and his partner Max

This is a developing story and we will update this as more details are released.

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