A 36-year old Trooper was killed when his vehicle was rear-ended by a box truck as he waited to make a turn into a trooper station in Broward County. His vehicle was then pushed into the path of an oncoming pickup truck.
The 36-year old was declared dead at the Broward County general hospital, Florida Highway Patrol said. His death is considered an on-duty death, state police officials said.
The 36-year old, a six-year State Police veteran, worked eight years as a correction officer for Broward Police Department before joining the Florida Highway Patrol. A native of neighboring Indian River County, he lived in St. Lucie County with his wife and their 6-year-old daughter.
A Broward Police Superintendent told mourners, who filled Lighthouse Paint Church in the County, that it was evident at an early age that the 36-year old wanted to serve in uniform.
“Hard-working, aggressive, he loved making arrests and was passionate about getting impaired drivers off our roads,” the Superintendent said. “That is the kind of officer you want out patroling your community.”
During his remarks the Superintendent announced the 36-year old was posthumously promoted to Sergeant because he was in line for a promotion at the time of his death.
The cause of the crash still remains under investigation.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in a fatality. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”
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