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Funeral services set for Polk County sheriff's official fatally beaten with baseball bat

PLANT CITY — Funeral arrangements have been made for Beatrice Dickey, the top civilian at the Polk County Sheriff's Office who was killed Sunday.

Her family will hold a public visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Gentry-Morrison Funeral Homes' Southside Chapel, 1727 Bartow Road in Lakeland. In coordination with the Sheriff's Office, public funeral services will take place 11 a.m. Thursday at Resurrection Catholic Church, 3720 Old Highway 37 in Lakeland, followed by a private burial.

Police say 44-year-old Dickey was beaten to death with a baseball bat by her husband, Lawrence Dickey, who then turned himself in and confessed to police. Plant City police said Monday they had not identified a possible motive for the killing and are still investigating.

Funeral services set for Polk County sheriff's official fatally beaten with baseball bat 09/19/11 [Last modified: Monday, September 19, 2011 6:41pm]
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