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Florida Officer Dies in Crash

The AP via YellowBrix

January 20, 2010

LAKE WALES, Fla. – A Lakeland police officer working an off-duty detail died in a vehicle crash.

The Florida Highway Patrol reports that 56-year-old Officer Charlie Dallas was driving out of Lake Wales Monday afternoon when a driver in the oncoming lane swerved into Dallas’ lane and smashed into his sport utility vehicle’s side. The impact reportedly caused Dallas to lose control and flip the SUV. Dallas was thrown from the vehicle and later declared dead at the scene.

At the time of the crash, Dallas had been working an off-duty detail for Lakeland Regional Medical Center.

Dallas’ passenger, 33-year-old Karyn Spencer, was hospitalized with unknown injuries. Dallas and Spencer were returning from a patient transfer.

No other injuries were reported. FHP says charges are pending.


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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    Rest in Eternal Peace and God bring comfort to those dear loved ones, family and friends. Thanks for who you were and a job you devoted your life too and did it so well. God bless all who are involved and bring peace to anxious souls. 'Til that day when we shall be reunited again. Thank you

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    ccemtp828

    over 4 years ago

    1094 Comments

    Rest in Peace Brother!

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    SLAWDAWG1

    over 4 years ago

    294 Comments

    R.I.P. MY BROTHER. PRAY FOR THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

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    Whalewatcher

    over 4 years ago

    10926 Comments

    R.I.P. Officer Dallas

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    wildsoldier

    over 4 years ago

    1246 Comments

    RIP brother...prayers go out to the family and friends...

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    Jonas

    over 4 years ago

    41226 Comments

    May God grant you rest sir.

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    rsironron

    over 4 years ago

    5220 Comments

    Rest in Peace.

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    bsears

    over 4 years ago

    9370 Comments

    RIP

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    bpdtrafficcop

    over 4 years ago

    380 Comments

    Rest in peace--hopefully ouor other brothers and sisters can learn---wear your seat belt at all times, on duty, off duty or whenever you are in a moving vehicle.

    Our prayers go out to you, you family and your department.

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    Irishcop1961

    over 4 years ago

    46182 Comments

    Rest in Peace Brother.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    rip

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    R.I.P. Brother.

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    cookincop

    over 4 years ago

    214 Comments

    Brothers and sisters, Please put your stinkin' seatbelts on! Here we have another tragic, preventable loss.

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    PoliceGirl08

    over 4 years ago

    10 Comments

    RIP from a fellow Polk County Officer.

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    hbg522

    over 4 years ago

    7006 Comments

    R.I.P. Officer Dallas

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