Retired K-9 dies after 9 years of service with Pembroke Pines PD
Several K-9 units stand on Wednesday in Pembroke Pines with solidarity with an officer who lost his K-9. PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – A group of K-9 units met on Wednesday in Pembroke Pines to stand in solidarity with a police officer who was forced to say goodbye to his canine partner. Officer Erik Forseth served with K-9 Aksel for nine years. (PPPD)The Pembroke Pines Police Department announced on Wednesday that Officer Erik Forseth decided to euthanize Aksel, a retired K-9 and his partner of nine years. Aksel was suffering from health complications caused by his advanced age, police said.
Miccosukee police officer dies after being ejected in single-vehicle rollover crash
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – A Miccosukee police officer died in a single-car crash in Collier County. Authorities said 43-year-old Officer Horacio Dominguez was traveling west on I-75 at Mile Marker 51 when his right rear tire suffered a blowout. Dominguez was ejected from his vehicle during the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. According to Miccosukee police, Ofc. He is survived by his wife and young daughter.
2 in custody after Florida wildlife officer run over by ATV
AVON PARK, Fla. – Polk County authorities have two people in custody and were searching for a third person after a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer was run over by an ATV during a Saturday night confrontation. WTVT-TV of Tampa reported that the officer was patrolling the Avon Park Bombing Range when he spotted three people shining a spotlight into the Avon Park Bombing Range property. When the officer approached the individuals, a scuffle broke out. The assailants ran over the officer as they fled the scene, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. The officer was taken to the hospital, treated for injuries and released.
Police: Officers arrest 2 suspects after Key Biscayne carjacking, Crandon Park-area crash
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. – Officers arrested two suspects after stealing a car in Key Biscayne and crashing on Thursday afternoon in the Crandon Park area, police said. The suspects stole a car in the Village of Key Biscayne and were traveling northbound on Crandon Boulevard when they crashed, police said. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel responded to the scene of the crash. Officers near the scene said the officer who was also involved in the crash was not seriously injured. 5 PM TRAFFIC ALERT