Gov. Scott To Attend Funeral of Arnulfo Crispin

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott is expected to join thousands of law enforcement officers today at the funeral of a central Florida officer slain in the line of duty. Lakeland Police Officer Arnulfo Crispin was fatally shot in the head while questioning some men while on patrol Dec. 19.

Source: Associated Press

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LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) _ The family of a central Florida police officer says they’ve forgiven the 19-year-old man accused of killing him.

The Ledger of Lakeland ( ) reports the siblings of fallen Lakeland police officer Arnulfo Crispin on Thursday also thanked the community for an outpouring of support since the Sunday night shooting.

Family member says they forgive 19-year-old Kyle Williams, who was charged Thursday with first-degree murder.

Crispin was shot in the head while questioning some men while on patrol in a neighborhood near Lakeland. Police say he was last heard on the police radio saying he was stopping to talk to some people in a park. When another officer arrived six minutes later, she found the 25-year-old unresponsive on the ground.

Authorities say Crispin grew up in a family of nine children.


The Lakeland Police Department have announced the funeral arrangements for Officer Arnulfo Crispin on behalf of the Crispin family.

The following funeral arrangements have been planned:

Public Viewing/Visitation will be held Monday, December 26th, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Resurrection Church, 3720 Old Rd. 37, Lakeland, Fl 33813


Funeral/Graveside Services will be held Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 at 10:00 AM at the Victory Church, 1401 Griffin Rd., Lakeland, Fl 33801. A procession will following the funeral service to Oakhill Cemetery, 4620 US Highway 98 S, Lakeland, FL

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