UPS drivers across nation honor fallen co-worker killed in South Florida shootout
MIRAMAR, Fla. – UPS drivers working in their trucks honored their fallen co-worker Frank Ordonez with special tributes Monday.
Ordonez was kidnapped Thursday when two men stole his UPS truck following a botched jewelry store robbery. The men drove the vehicle to Miramar in a high-speed chase which ended in a violent shootout that left the suspects dead, along with Ordonez and an innocent bystander.
At 5 p.m. Monday, all company drivers across the nation will turn on their 4-way flashers, or “brights,” to honor Ordonez. Drivers are being asked to make sure they are in a safe location before turning on their lights.
Other UPS drivers gathered at the location of the shootout in Miramar for a make-shift memorial service in his name. One driver in Arizona wrote #Frank on his truck.
Ordonez leaves behind two young daughters.
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