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Florida Correctional Officer Struck and Killed by Vehicle

June 19, 2018  | 

Correctional Officer Tawanna Marin was supervising an inmate work crew in Coconut Creek, FL, on Monday when she was struck and killed by a vehicle, according to ODMP.

Correctional Officer Tawanna Marin was supervising an inmate work crew. Image courtesy of ODMP. 
Correctional Officer Tawanna Marin was supervising an inmate work crew. Image courtesy of ODMP. 

“She was standing behind a Florida DOT dump truck when another vehicle entered the area and struck her, causing her to become pinned between the car and dump truck,” ODMP said.

Marin was transported to a nearby hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

“We are absolutely devastated by the tragic passing of Officer Tawanna Marin,” Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Julie Jones said in a press release. “For more than nine years, Officer Marin served our state as a corrections officer, and we are forever grateful for her sacrifice and service to our community.”


Comments (4)

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William @ 6/19/2018 3:22 PM

Sad, to get killed for nothing, because someone could not pay attention to their driving for whatever reaso

Jon Retired LEO @ 6/19/2018 3:44 PM

May you rest in peace officer Marin. Prayers to your family and the Florida Department of Corrections. There was a really careless driver or this officer was targeted because she was a corrections officer. When and if the person or persons are caught may they be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law!!!!

Anthony @ 6/19/2018 6:21 PM

Very sad. Our prayers go out to the family and may her soul be accepted into Heaven. Just very sad.

Thomas Carter @ 6/24/2018 3:21 PM

Rest in Peace Tawanna, We Love You and your Family...Tommy Carter, Sergeant, Narcotics Bureau, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

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