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.”

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