COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. (WSVN) — The Miccosukee Police Department is mourning the loss of one of their own after a cruiser crash in Collier County.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Miccosukee Police Officer Horacio Sebastian Dominguez was killed while heading west along Interstate 75, at around 1:20 a.m., Sunday.
Investigators said a rear tire blew out near Mile Marker 51, causing Dominguez to lose control of his cruiser. The vehicle rolled over several times before coming to rest on a median.
Dominguez was pronounced dead at the scene.
#RIP Officer Dominguez & thank you for your service!
Sending our deepest condolences to the Miccosukee Police Department for their loss!
EOW: 2/21/21 🙏🏼⚫️🔵⚫️🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/2DWph662CF
— FHP Miami (@FHPMiami) February 21, 2021
Miccosukee Police released a statement that reads in part, “Officer Horacio Sebastian Dominguez was a dedicated military veteran, marine and soldier, who served his country honorably and recently retired as a staff sergeant with the Army National Guard. He leaves behind a wife and young daughter.”
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