Florida Policeman Killed in President's Motorcade

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Dies In Motorcade Crash


Here's what we find on the Internet concerning the policeman killed eariler in Florida in connection with President Obama's motorcade there:


The policeman on his motorcycle who was hit in a motor vehicle accident in President Barack Obama's motorcade died Sunday in Florida following the very serious accident, police and the top White House spokesman said.

The Officer's name was reported to be Bruce St. Laurent. After being injured in a crash with a pickup truck, the officer was taken to the St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach in critical condition. The officer was from the Jupiter, Florida, police department and was transported about 4:40 p.m. to the medical center.policeman killed in motorcade2

President Obama was notified concerning the officer's death, but did not actually see the accident take place according to White House spokesman Jay Carney. The president's thoughts and prayers are with the officer's family, according to the spokesman.

The officer was traveling along I-95 through West Palm Beach when a Ford 150 pickup hit his motorcycle, says a West Palm Beach Sheriff's Office spokeswoman.

The crash happened near the front of the president's motorcade, and Obama himself did not see it unfold, according to Carney. The White House spokesman said no other vehicles from the motorcade was involved.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is investigating the accident, with assistance from the Florida Highway Patrol, said Kitzerow from the Jupiter police. These authorities were investigating the crash as a vehicular homicide, said Barbera, who stressed it still very early in the probe.

The Palm Beach Gardens and West Palm Beach police departments were also assisting on the case, including helping deal with arrangements for the officer and supporting the police force in Jupiter, according to Kitzerow.

St. Laurent was named "Officer of the Year" and he was a 20-year veteran of Jupiter's police department, this included 18 years as a motor officer, his chief said. The late officer's family has been told about his death, Kitzerow added

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