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UPS drivers across nation honor fallen co-worker killed in South Florida shootout

UPS drivers gather to honor the late Frank Ordonez at the corner of Miramar Parkway and Flamingo Road.
UPS drivers gather to honor the late Frank Ordonez at the corner of Miramar Parkway and Flamingo Road. (@0061989 / Twitter)

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.

UPS truck with brights on in Palm Bay, Florida to honor Frank Ordonez
UPS truck with brights on in Palm Bay, Florida to honor Frank Ordonez (@MegsBrokenWings / Twitter)

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.

UPS driver honors Frank Ordonez on his truck on Exit 69 on I-10 in Arizona
UPS driver honors Frank Ordonez on his truck on Exit 69 on I-10 in Arizona (@spencer_damron / Twitter)