Car Accident Kills Officer Assisting in Obama’s Motorcade

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The scene of the accident.

In a sad end to a weekend of campaigning, a Jupiter, Florida motorcycle police officer died while working in President Obama’s motorcade on Sunday afternoon. According to WPTV, Officer Bruce St. Laurent was shutting down a section of Interstate 95 when he was hit by a pickup truck. He died later at the hospital. The accident is still under investigation and charges have yet to be filed. President Obama, who was headed to a campaign event at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, has been notified, and White House press secretary Jay Carney said, “our thoughts and prayers are with the officer’s family.”

Accident Kills Officer in Obama’s Motorcade