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Deputy Sheriff Vernon Matthew Williams

Polk County Sheriff Deputy Vernon Matthew Williams and his K-9 partner, Diogi, were both killed by a suspect who ran from a traffic stop. Angilo Freeland is thought to have shot Deputy Williams eight times, killing him and his police dog in a wooded area near Lakeland. Deputy Williams had served with the Polk County Sheriff's Office for 12 years and was assigned to the Northwest District K-9 Unit.
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