John Robert Poland, 74, of Leesburg, Florida, died Sunday, (June 8, 2014) at his residence. He was born April 13,1940 in Hartford, Connecticut to Edward Poland and Sophie Gworek. John moved to Florida in 1995 from Newington, CT. He was a retired police officer
with the State of Connecticut, assigned to the Uconn Health Center of Farmington, CT. Prior to his assignment to the State of Connecticut he was a patrolman with the Hartford Police Department. John was a Veteran of the US Marine Corps
. He is survived by his wife Joan O. Poland of Leesburg; two sons John E. Poland of Lady Lake, FL; Thomas W. Poland of New Britain, CT; and two grandchildren Robert and Matthew. John was preceded in death by his brother Edward Poland. Online condolences may be left at www.beyersfuneralhome.com
. Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home, Bushnell, FL.