As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
Officer Down: Joseph Robbins - [Polk County, Florida]
PoliceOne Member since 11/19/2010 End of Service: 04/26/2013
By PoliceOne Staff
BARTOW, Fla. — A Polk County Sheriff’s deputy died of injuries following a single-vehicle accident Friday morning.
Officer Joseph “Shane” Robbins, 40, was unresponsive when emergency workers arrived on the scene and spotted his cruiser off the road. The cause of the accident is still under investigation, according to the News Chief.
Robbins, a 15-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, was a master deputy who had previously served as a special victims unit detective and homicide detective. He’d received 14 commendations and 187 recognitions in his career, according to the article.
"Shane served his community with dedication and pride," PSCO spokesperson Carrie Eleazer told the Orlando Sentinel. "His care and concern for others was as much a part of his daily duties as enforcing the law."
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