Funeral service planned for Fort Lauderdale detective killed in crash
Alcohol may have been involved in crash, police say
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Evidence of the crash that killed Detective Christopher Sheehan on Saturday was scattered Monday near Wiles Road and U.S. Highway 441.
A trail of tire marks and vehicle fluids lead up to scorch marks on the pavement from the fire where Sheehan's Jeep Wrangler came to rest at about 2:20 a.m. in Coral Springs.
Sheehan -- a seven-year veteran of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department -- was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 30-year-old was off-duty at the time of the crash that Joselyn Lopez, 29, crashed her 2010 Dodge Challenger into the Jeep.
Police believe Lopez may have been intoxicated and speeding at the time of the crash.
During his tenure with Fort Lauderdale police, Sheehan was assigned to the operations bureau as a patrol officer and as a field training officer. His most recent assignment was to be a detective with the rapid offender control unit.
Sheehan also served on the department’s SWAT team for four years and was recently selected to be part of the SWAT Waterborne Entry Team.
"Chris was an incredible officer and friend and this is a devastating loss for our police family and the city of Fort Lauderdale," Sgt. Mike Tucker, vice president of the Fort Lauderdale police union, said in a phone interview with Local 10 News.
A service for Sheehan will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Broward Center of the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave. Uniformed officers and the public are welcome to attend.
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