Wife Of Officer Killed Escorting Obama Sues

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The widow of a police officer killed while escorting President 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.

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.

His wife says the sheriff’s office “negligently allowed” the driver of the truck to enter the highway.

The sheriff’s office had no immediate comment. The lawsuit filed last week seeks unspecified damages.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Tampa

Kids Rock Science presented by Tampa Bay Water & TECO - at MOSICome be inspired by STEM exhibits at CW44's Kids Rock Science presented by Tampa Bay Water and TECO Saturday, April 15th from 10a-2p at MOSI.
Fake News: Tips On How to Distinguish it from the Real ThingTeachers from elementary school through college are instructing students on how to decipher fact from fiction when it comes to online news, after an election season that saw made-up stories abound.

Listen Live