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Florida police officer in Obama motorcade killed in accident
The Hill ^ | 9/09/12 | Meghashyam Mali

Posted on 09/09/2012 5:59:51 PM PDT by Libloather

Fla. police officer in Obama motorcade killed in accident
By Meghashyam Mali - 09/09/12 08:30 PM ET

A police officer in President Obama’s motorcade was killed Sunday after being struck by another vehicle.

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Teri Barbera said the motorcycle officer was on Interstate-95, assigned to close the roadway when he was hit by a pickup truck, the AP reported.

He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Authorities have not yet released the identity of the officer.

President Obama was in West Palm Beach, Fla. his second stop in the state Sunday for a rally at the West Palm Beach Convention Center.

Upon his return to Andrews Air Force Base, Obama was notified that the officer in the crash had passed away, said White House press secretary Jay Carney, according to a pool report.

The sheriff’s office said an investigation was ongoing and that no charges had been filed yet against the driver of the pickup truck.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: florida; killed; motorcade; police

1 posted on 09/09/2012 5:59:59 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

There has been a number of similar events when prote ting this pres. really odd.


2 posted on 09/09/2012 6:04:22 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Donnafrflorida

Missin c :)
protecting


3 posted on 09/09/2012 6:05:31 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Libloather

Poor surviving family members will receive a form letter with a stamped signature when Bath-House Barry is damned well ready to have someone else send condolences (and not before! He’s got a Tee Time!)


4 posted on 09/09/2012 6:08:03 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Libloather

This happened also, I believe, when GW Bush was President....very sad.


5 posted on 09/09/2012 6:10:28 PM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: Libloather

-——Upon his return to Andrews Air Force Base, Obama was notified that the officer in the crash had passed away,-——

....and Obama replied

Hey, you got to break a few eggs to make an omelet ....


6 posted on 09/09/2012 6:10:31 PM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: Libloather

Anyone “notice” something missing? This happened to Reagan once and he stopped and got right out to help the officer. Hillary dragged an officer beside her limo who was trying to stop her. She not only didn’t stop, but called the PD and threatened them if they spoke.


7 posted on 09/09/2012 6:11:55 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Libloather

That is so sad, if the officer had children they will have to live with the burden of going through life explaining why their daddy died, escorting an idiot on a campaign trail.


8 posted on 09/09/2012 6:11:57 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: Libloather

Maybe in his condolence letter to the grief stricken family ...the campaign will ask for a campaign donation from his death benefits settlement

It actually would not surprise me....


9 posted on 09/09/2012 6:15:24 PM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: Libloather

Obama is so unworthy. May this officer rest in peace.


10 posted on 09/09/2012 6:17:24 PM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: Popman
....and Obama replied

Hey, you got to break a few eggs to make an omelet ....

Clinton at least recognized class even though he has none, Zippy's never heard of it.

11 posted on 09/09/2012 6:17:30 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Libloather

Prayers for the officer and his family.

I’m sure obastard will have a staffer send an auto-pen signed letter of condolence...


12 posted on 09/09/2012 6:17:38 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Donnafrflorida

Bush had 2 police escorts killed, both on motorcycles: New Mexico ‘07 and Hawaii ‘06.
Hillary had an escort killed in Texas in ‘08.


13 posted on 09/09/2012 6:18:29 PM PDT by cydcharisse (`)
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To: goodnesswins

Southerastern PA, IIRC.


14 posted on 09/09/2012 6:19:47 PM PDT by lightman (Settling for the "lesser of two..." is still choosing Evil)
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To: goodnesswins

Southeastern PA, IIRC.


15 posted on 09/09/2012 6:20:05 PM PDT by lightman (Settling for the "lesser of two..." is still choosing Evil)
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To: Libloather

So that’s what was blocking 95 today. I happened to know a way around it, but they have some heck of kind of wrecks in this area.


16 posted on 09/09/2012 6:21:31 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: BerryDingle

You do know that was a made up quote....I did not put “ “ around the statement....

Though I doubt Obama would say something as callous as I posted, I’m sure he could care less...the officer died doing his duty to protect his worthless ass...and probably was an after thought 30 seconds later to Obama


17 posted on 09/09/2012 6:23:13 PM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: cydcharisse
On September 3, 1902, Secret Service Agent William Craig was killed when a speeding trolley struck the carriage taking President Theodore Roosevelt to a speaking engagement in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

Craig, a native of Scotland and former bodyguard of Queen Victoria, attempted to shield the President with his body, shouting the warning, "Look out! Hold fast!" just as the trolley struck. Craig was killed instantly by the impact, while Roosevelt was thrown clear of the wreck and suffered severe injuries.

18 posted on 09/09/2012 6:32:00 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: Libloather
I 95 and I 81 are dangerous. I see more wrecks on these 2 interstates as I travel. We heard the news about this- saw some of the emergency vehicles. People on I-95, pass you by while you are doing 85 mph right in the sections of city to city turnoffs even. The trucks/traffic have more sense.
19 posted on 09/09/2012 6:42:10 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt.)
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To: Libloather; Larry Lucido
http://www.odmp.org/officer/21387-police-officer-bruce-st-laurent

Police Officer Bruce St. Laurent was killed when his police motorcycle was struck by a pickup truck on the I-95 on-ramp, at 45th Street, at about 5:00 pm.

Officer St. Laurent was assigned to the motorcade escorting President Barack Obama from a campaign event in Palm Beach County. He was struck as he was preparing to close access to the highway from the on-ramp as the presidential motorcade neared. The impact pushed him and the motorcycle into a guardrail.

He was transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.

Officer St. Laurent had served with the Jupiter Police Department for 20 years.

* * *

Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Chief of Police Frank J. Kitzerow
Jupiter Police Department
210 Military Trail
Jupiter, FL 33458

20 posted on 09/09/2012 6:42:54 PM PDT by lightman (Settling for the "lesser of two..." is still choosing Evil)
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To: lightman

Deeply sorry. Deepest sympathies to his family.


21 posted on 09/09/2012 6:46:34 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt.)
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To: Libloather

Please remember that a good man laid down his life for his
Country. May God give his family peace during this tragic time.


22 posted on 09/09/2012 6:57:59 PM PDT by tajgirvan (May we Never forget the Sacrifices of our American Heroes nor that of their Families!)
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To: Libloather

I have to say that I’m surprised it hasn’t happened more often. I’ve actually been a driver in presidential motorcades before and depending on the location and traffic, those cops are usually going through some hair razing moves to keep the whole thing moving — usually at pretty decent speeds.


23 posted on 09/09/2012 6:58:58 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Mortrey

“Bath-House Barry”

I am gonna start using that phrase.

Thanks!


24 posted on 09/09/2012 7:03:02 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: ElkGroveDan
I have to say that I’m surprised it hasn’t happened more often. I’ve actually been a driver in presidential motorcades

Aye--did it once for Bush 41. NEVER again.

25 posted on 09/09/2012 7:10:54 PM PDT by lightman (Settling for the "lesser of two..." is still choosing Evil)
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To: Libloather

The whole idea of police on motorcycles makes no sense to me. Horses either. 4 wheels are better than 2 and 4 wheels are better than 4 hooves.


26 posted on 09/09/2012 9:22:45 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Libloather

RIP.


27 posted on 09/10/2012 5:49:53 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Libloather
What was the major difference between Obama and the deceased police officer?
The police officer was an American.
28 posted on 09/11/2012 6:45:02 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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