Polk sheriff: 21-year-old deputy fatally shot while serving warrant

Loved ones and fellow law enforcement officers are mourning the loss of a 21-year-old Polk County

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said Tuesday morning that a deputy was shot and killed overnight while serving a felony warrant

Judd said the deputy was one of four responding to a failure to appear on a "felony meth warrant" in Polk City around 3 a.m.

They entered the trailer successfully, shots were fired and ultimately one of our very young deputies, 21 years of age, he's been with us a short period of time, died at Lakeland Regional Medical Center," he said.

The deputy was taken to Lakeland Regional Hospital where he passed away.

The sheriff did not want to provide additional details, including the deputy's identity

until that information was provided to "immediate family members and work family members

until that information was provided to "immediate family members and work family members