Rick Scott Offers Condolences for Jupiter Officer Killed in Obama’s Motorcade
Gov. Rick Scott offered condolences to veteran Jupiter Police Officer Bruce St. Laurent who was killed while riding as part of President Obama’s motorcade on Sunday.
St. Laurent, 55, was a 20-year member of the department who was known for dedicating his service to the town, including playing Santa Claus at Christmas and riding his police motorcycle to the Jupiter Head Start.
A father of four, St. Laurent’s motorcycle was struck by a white Ford F-150 pickup while traveling on Interstate 95 in West Palm Beach.
“Officer Bruce St. Laurent lost his life yesterday while honorably serving our nation’s president. My sincerest condolences go to his family and loved ones, and all those in uniform in Jupiter and across the state. Members of Florida’s law enforcement community selflessly risk their lives each day to ensure all Floridians and our visitors are safe,” Scott stated in a release.
“The death of Officer St. Laurent and the upcoming anniversary of the tragedy on Sept. 11, 2001, are somber reminders of the heroic sacrifices these brave men and women perform each day.”
The Jupiter Police Department has set up a webpage to honor St. Laurent, who was the department’s Officer of the Year in 1996.