'Exceptionally tragic': Polk County deputy, 21, shot, killed while serving warrant, sheriff says




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  • 2022-10-04 14:24:01Z
  • By WFTV
 

A 21-year-old Polk County deputy was shot and killed while serving an arrest warrant early Tuesday morning, Sheriff Grady Judd said.

Judd called the shooting, "exceptionally tragic."

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He said deputies were serving a warrant for failure to appear to a suspect accused of meth-related charges at a mobile home on Foxtown South in unincorporated Polk City around 3 a.m.

When deputies entered the home, Judd said shots were fired.

Judd said the deputy was taken to a nearby hospital where he died.

Judd is scheduled to provide more details on the shooting at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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