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- May. 15, 2018 -
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Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Patch
Resided: FL, USA
Born: Feb. 04, 1970  
Fallen: May. 15, 2018
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 48 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Jacksonville Sheriff's Office - FL
501 E. Bay Street  
Jacksonville, FL   32202   USA
(904)630-0500
County: Duval
Dept. Type: County/Police
Hero's Rank: Officer
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Crash
Weapon Class: Vehicle
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 7656
On The Job: 17 years
Bio: Lance was born in High Point NC and started life with a full head of hair. His nickname was Pooh Bear. He lived a short time in Knoxville, TN, and then moved to Jacksonville, FL in 1982. He attended Dupont Middle School and then graduated from Wolfson High School in 1988. He was a member of the wrestling and football teams. He later attended Gardner Webb College where he graduated with a degree in Business. He was a member of the Division 2 Bulldog Football Team.

He began his career in law enforcement with the Atlantic Beach Police Department followed by 17 years with Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. He dedicated his life to serving others. He made friends throughout the community that he patrolled and left his mark on many people. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, motorcycles, and camping with his buddies. He was a collector of guns and knives. He enjoyed the social aspect of golf and as he often said, 'I use my time on the green as a time to quench my thirst, enjoy a cigar and use that time to add up all the strokes it took me to get to that point!' He had a witty sense of humor with a contagious smile. He loved to poke fun at people, especially himself. He was an all-around easygoing guy, always wanting to make someone laugh or smile.

Survived by:
Cade Robert Whitaker - Son
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: FL   USA
Summary: Officer Lance Whitaker was killed in a single-vehicle crash on northbound I-295, near Alta Drive, at approximately 4:30 am.

He was responding to another accident scene on the interstate when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.

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