Officer in Obama motorcade struck, killed in West Palm Beach

Posted by on Sep 09, 2012 at 8:11 pm

A motorcycle police officer escorting President Barack Obama’s motorcade has died after being hit by a pickup truck.

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Teri Barbera says the Jupiter police officer was on Interstate 95 in West Palm Beach on Sunday preparing to shut the roadway down when he was struck by a Ford F-150.

He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. His identity has not yet been released.

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