Check Presentation to Fallen Officers’ Families

February 19th, 2010 by

Check presentations totaling $24,000 to widows/families of Polk County Sgt. Ronnie Brown and Tampa Police Cpl. Mike Roberts, officers who were killed in the line of duty or died as a result of injuries suffered. Funds being donated are from the Bubba the Love Sponge® Foundation and local businesses.

- Families / representatives of deceased officers
- Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd
- Tampa Police Dept. Major Sophie Teague (to accept on behalf of Cindy Roberts)
- Members of Cpl. Mike Roberts’ squad from Tampa Police Dept.
- Other local law enforcement officials and members
- Syndicated radio personality Bubba the Love Sponge® Clem
- Representatives from local businesses who also provided donations

WHEN: Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 12:00 pm ET

WHERE: Stingray Chevrolet, 2002 North Frontage Road, Plant City, FL 33566

The Bubba the Love Sponge® Foundation ( is donating funds, and has raised funds from local businesses, to assist the families of the two deceased officers. Sgt. Ronnie Brown died Sept. 9 following complications from surgery after being wounded in an altercation with an inmate at South Polk County jail. Tampa Police Cpl. Mike Roberts was killed Aug. 19 during a confrontation with an armed suspect.

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