Deputy Sheriff Blane Lane

Deputy sheriff Blane LaneDeputy Sheriff Blane Lane

Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Florida
End of Watch Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Deputy Sheriff Blane Lane was shot and killed while serving a felony arrest warrant in Polk City at about 3:00 am.

He and three other deputies were invited into the subject’s trailer to serve the failure to appear warrant for a previous narcotics charge. While Deputy Lane and three other deputies checked the mobile home the wanted subject walked into the room and pointed a gun at them. The deputies immediately fired at the subject but one of their rounds went through a wall and struck Deputy Lane in the shoulder.

He was transported to Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center where he succumbed to his wound.

The subject, a convicted felon, was shot twice and is expected to survive. She has been charged with second-degree murder.

Deputy Sheriff Lane had served with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office for one year. He is survived by his 3-year-old child.