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Memorial services set for Lakeland police officer killed in motorcycle crash

Posted at 8:55 AM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-11 17:03:01-05

LAKELAND, Fla. — Memorial services for a Lakeland motorcycle police officer have been set.

On Wednesday, memorial services for Officer Paul Dunn, 50, will be held at Lakes Church. The public is welcomed to attend.

Visitation will take place from 11 a.m. to noon. The funeral services are then set to begin at noon with police honors occurring outside the church when services conclude.

The family has asked that no filming or photography take place inside the church. For anyone who wishes to attend, the family has requested you wear military support or University of Florida attire in honor of Dunn.

Once the services conclude, they will head to the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. The family asks the public to show support along the route as they make their way to the funeral home.

On Jan. 9, Officer Dunn died from his injuries sustained in an on-duty single-vehicle crash.

Deputies say Dunn was on his way to work around 5:45 a.m. Thursday morning, riding his agency motorcycle, when he crashed into and drove over a raised median on Lakeland Highlands Road for unknown reasons. It happened just south of Lake Miriam Drive.

Officer Dunn lost control of the motorcycle and came to a final rest in the inside left lane of northbound Lakeland Highlands, the sheriff's office says. The officer was taken to Lakeland Regional Health where he was pronounced dead at 6:53 a.m.

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The Lakeland Police Department said on Facebook that Officer Dunn joined them in 2013 and was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He leaves behind a wife, a daughter, two stepdaughters and two sons who are currently serving in the armed forced, according to LPD.