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Sheriff's Sgt. Dies After Cruiser Hit by Out Of Control SUV

Sheriff's Sgt. Dies After Cruiser Hit by Out Of Control SUV

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Associated Press

December 13, 2010

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — Authorities say a central Florida sheriff’s deputy has been struck and killed by a car that continued on a destructive path, hitting a businesswoman and her store.

Authorities say Polk County Sgt. Wes Whitmore had just gotten out of his car at a 7-11 store Sunday in Winter Haven when a Cadillac Escalade rammed into his vehicle, pushing it into him and causing it to spin 180 degrees.

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Sheriff's Sgt. Wes Whitmore

The Escalade, driven by a 79-year-old man, also struck a business owner and her store, continuing through a parking lot, shrubs and a retention pond before finally coming to a stop. The 60-year-old Whitmore died shortly after. The driver and business owner have been taken to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.


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    Sheepdog1

    over 3 years ago

    480 Comments

    RIP brother

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    revCCBeasley

    over 3 years ago

    2944 Comments

    RIP. Deep thoughts and prayers to the family.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Rest in peace brother.

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    granny1

    over 3 years ago

    1448 Comments

    man,you just never know. rest in peace.

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    grant319

    over 3 years ago

    1208 Comments

    RIP my friend

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    gman3858

    over 3 years ago

    318 Comments

    Rest in Peace Brother

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    aussie4

    over 3 years ago

    5328 Comments

    God Bless Leo Whitmore and his famiy.

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    LAOSupply

    over 3 years ago

    2 Comments

    May GOD bless you Sgt. Wes Whitmore - Youre in the prayers of Law and Order Supply

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    buck

    over 3 years ago

    1290 Comments

    God bless and rest in peace.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    May God be with your Family during these hard times.

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    dcrump

    over 3 years ago

    192 Comments

    R.I.P. our law enforcement brother!

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    R.I.P. Brother

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    bpd320

    over 3 years ago

    42 Comments

    IP Sgt EWhitmore, May God Bles your family and department. You will not be forgotten,

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    Twisted_dispatcher

    over 3 years ago

    2160 Comments

    RIP Sgt Whitmore, may God Bless your entire Department and the family.

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    caleigh1989

    over 3 years ago

    184 Comments

    So very sad!!!!!! Why is it that when bad people do stupid $hit that good people have to die!!?? I believe things happen for a reason, but what is the reason for this??? This upsets me so much!!!

    RIP sir, my prayers are with you and yours in this time of need!!!

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