Lakeland Florida – The Lakeland Police Department is morning the sudden loss of Betty Aikens who has been with the department for nearly 30 years. Aikens was a supervisor in the 911 dispatch department. Aikens service to the community wasn’t only at the Lakeland Police Department. She started her service for the community way back in 1976 with the Polk County Clerk of Courts. She then took a position as a duty officer, dispatcher, with the Florida Highway Patrol before moving on to LPD. Described by many as being beautiful and bubbly. Co-workers are extremely saddened by the loss.
Services have not yet been announced.