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Police Officer Lance Whitaker
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Traffic crash
Date of Incident: May 15, 2018
Location of Incident: I-295 and Alta Drive
Weapon Used: N/A
Suspect Info: N/A
At approximately 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, Police Office Lance C. Whitaker was responding to a traffic crash near I-295 and Alta Drive in his marked patrol unit when he was involved in a single-vehicle traffic crash. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Officer Whitaker was a 17-year veteran with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office assigned to work the midnight shift in Zone 6 on the Northside of Jacksonville.
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