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Wife of Florida Officer Killed Escorting Obama Sues

May 29, 2014  | 

Jupiter Police Officer Bruce St. Laurent (Photo: Jupiter PD)
Jupiter Police Officer Bruce St. Laurent (Photo: Jupiter PD)

The widow of a Florida police officer killed while escorting President Barack Obama's motorcade has filed a lawsuit in the death.
    
Jupiter Police Officer Bruce St. Laurent died during a 2012 visit by Obama to Florida.

His wife, Brenda St. Laurent, is suing the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, which she claims bears responsibility for his death, WESH TV reports.
    
St. Laurent died after his motorcycle was struck by a pickup truck while he prepared to shut down a stretch of Interstate 95 in West Palm Beach ahead of the motorcade.


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TheRookie @ 5/30/2014 12:37 AM

After serving thru 3 POTUS & pulling duty one way or another for these ran sidass' I agree with this lawsuit. Didn't mind mandatory duties or O.T. for a Mayor, Governor, or the POTUS swinging into the city. I sure didn't want to be injured and/or die for these leeches, but knew the danger(s). If I volunteered (OT) so be it. If I was assigned (mandatory) then the end results are the agencies responsibility.

Ima Leprechaun @ 5/30/2014 10:07 AM

Good luck with that. Every president since FDR has had officers killed or injured escorting a motorcade. You get a headline but that's all you'll get. Many have gone before and they hit that Secret Service wall of governmental Immunity every time. If you want to sue anybody you have to sue the Secret Service since they are in charge of security and good luck with that too.

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