Governor Rick Scott made the following statement this afternoon regarding today’s vehicle crash that took the life of Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Police Officer Lance C. Whitaker.
Governor Rick Scott said, “My wife, Ann, and I are heartbroken by the loss of Officer Lance C. Whitaker. I spoke with Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams this morning to express our condolences to him and everyone at the Sheriff’s Office. Everyday our brave men and women in law enforcement risk their lives to keep our communities safe and we must demonstrate our gratitude for their sacrifices. Tonight, I ask every Floridian to join us in praying for Officer Whitaker’s family during this incredibly difficult time.”