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Polk County Sheriff Investigating Attempted Murder of Florida FWC Officer

POLK COUNTY, Fla. – UPDATE: CLICK HERE The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the attempted murder of a Florida Fish and Wildlife Officer that occurred late Saturday night on the property line of Avon Park Bombing Range and River Ranch Hunting Club.

According to investigators, the FWC officer was patrolling the Avon Park Bombing Range when they noticed 3-people spotlighting from River Ranch into the Avon Park Bombing Range property.

The FWC officer stopped the individuals and said a struggle ensued. The FWC officer was run over by the suspects’ ATV and the suspects fled the scene.

Polk County Sheriff has two of the three suspects in custody. The third suspect is still at large.

Several agencies assisted, including FWC; Highlands and Osceola County Sheriff’s Offices; and Auburndale, Lakeland, Lake Wales, and Winter Haven Police Departments.

This is a developing story and we will be updating as information is released.

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