55-year old Bruce St. Laurent, a 20-year veteran police officer who was escorting the cavalcade of President Barack Obama lost his life in a road accident in West Palm Beach Florida when he was hit by a pickup truck.
He was closing off the traffic to a roadway through the President’s cavalcade was scheduled to pass when the Ford F-150 pickup truck hit him.
The force of the impact pushed him and the motorcycle into a guardrail. He was rushed to the St. Mary’s Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
He was on duty Interstate 95 when the tragic incident took place at around 5pm.
This has been reported in dailymail.co.uk of dated the 10th of September 2012.
White House was informed about the sad death and the President was notified – he expressed his condolences by saying - 'our thoughts and prayers are with the officer's family,'
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