Lakeland, FL - Two deputies and K9 shot - one deputy and dog killed

Lakeland, FL - Two deputies and K9 shot - one deputy and dog killed

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    Lakeland, FL - Two deputies and K9 shot - one deputy and dog killed

    LAKELAND, Fla. -- A massive manhunt is under way in Lakeland with several law enforcement agencies looking for a man who police said shot two Polk County sheriff's deputies and a police dog.

    Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said K-9 Officer Matt Williams, 39, was shot to death. His dog, Diogi, was also killed. Officer Douglas Speirs, 39, was shot in the leg and is expected to recover, the sheriff said.

    According to officials with the sheriff's office, the two deputies and a dog were shot after a traffic stop in the Kathleen area off of 10th Street in Lakeland.

    Search teams in the air and on the ground hoping to track down the gunman are going door to door in a nearby neighborhood, and three schools are locked down.

    Police pulled a man over at Wabash Avenue near 10th Street at about 11:45 a.m. Police said he was acting suspicious so they called for backup while checking his identification card.

    Grady said the man asked officers if he was going to be taken to jail, and then he took off running into the woods near Interstate 4.
    Williams arrived with his dog, and he and Speirs went into the woods to search for the suspect. They searched the woods and a ravine before hearing shots.

    Speirs took cover, then stood and returned fire, Grady said. The suspect disappeared but then popped up a few minutes later and shot Speirs in the leg.

    http://www.wesh.com/news/9957069/detail.html
    Deputy Williams leaves behind a wife and three children.

    If I said what I want to say right now, I'd get

    Suffice it to say I wish the LEOs looking for this lowlife good hunting - oh, and don't feel like you have to bring him in alive.

    Dead and riddled with holes will suffice just fine.



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    Shoot the SOB first, ask questions later.

    Doom on that scum.
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    Saw this news not long ago - and feel enraged.

    I hope they catch up with the slimeball and he resists ..............
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    ditto

    Hopefully they cleanse the gene pool
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    Looks like they got him - alive unfortunately.

    On the bright side, a Florida jury will know what to do with him.

    It will take a while, but his life will end as a result of what he did today.

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    I was coming out of witness interview when I heard this.....my heart goes to to the Deputy Williams' survivors....and I hope that Deputy Speirs fully recovers and returns to duty ASAP.
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    Belay that - Lakeland PD is now saying the individual they arrested is not the shooter.

    Still hope for that hail of gunfire......

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    May the Officers...

    save the taxpayers attorney and court expenses.

    I feel badly for the officer and his canine friend.
    I wish his family all the best in what will be a tough road ahead!

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    My tears, and my prayers are extended to this deputy's family.

    My tears and my prayers are also extended to the fallen K9.

    Be careful guys and gals, and catch this puke. His fate has been cast.


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    And all this on a traffic stop! They're still looking and kids are just now getting out of lockdown at some schools. Prayers for the families on their loss. Such a shame.....
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    My sister is a Polk County sheriff's deputy - thank God she had the day off.

    God Bless Everyone

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    i agree with the rest of you i hope the deputies save the people some tax money by spending a little lead!

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    Sad story. At least he's not on the street. He'll get his.
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    They are still looking for him this morning.

    Oh, and to top it all off, as if it were not bad enough already - yesterday was his wife's birthday.

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    Maybe the critter will make a mistake and find himself in the middle of Southern Exposure Training's classes, may it be handgun, shotgun or rifle.

    My condolences to the Deputy's family.
    You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
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