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Sheriff's Deputy Killed In Route to Check On MIA Officer

Sheriff's Deputy Killed In Route to Check On MIA Officer

ODMP.org

June 23, 2010

KEY LARGO — A Monroe County Sheriff’s deputy was killed Tuesday night when her patrol car crashed while she was on her way to the location of another deputy who could not be reached on his police radio, according to officials.

Deputy Melissa Powers was driving north on U.S. 1 just in Key Largo when she was involved in a single vehicle accident shortly before 10:30 p.m. Details about the accident were not immediately available but officials said Powers was pinned inside her vehicle and had to be extricated. She was rushed to Mariner’s Hospital where she was pronounced deat at 11:30 p.m.

According to officials, the deputy who couldn’t be reached on the police radio was later located. He is believed to have switched his radio to a different channel and was temporarily out of touch with dispatchers. The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the accident that killed Powers.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office plans to release additional information about Powers on Wednesday.


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    triztru

    over 3 years ago

    44 Comments

    RIP

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    revCCBeasley

    over 3 years ago

    2944 Comments

    RIP and Prayers to the family,

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    TellerDep

    almost 4 years ago

    2812 Comments

    Rest in Peace Sister.

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    jakester

    almost 4 years ago

    1148 Comments

    IN HONORE CASORUM
    Gone, but not forgotten.

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    beejac

    almost 4 years ago

    1424 Comments

    RIP

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    Sheepdog1

    about 4 years ago

    480 Comments

    RIP

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    milcop

    about 4 years ago

    762 Comments

    RIP my Sister

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    jortives1969

    about 4 years ago

    1686 Comments

    R.I.P

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    Eilene

    about 4 years ago

    18372 Comments

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Deputy Melissa Powers and her brothers and sisters in Law Enforcement. May she rest in peace.

    Holy Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do you, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls.
    Amen.

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    captainbud

    about 4 years ago

    420 Comments

    Rest in peace, sister. May God be with your family and friends.

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    jdynomit

    about 4 years ago

    212 Comments

    My thoughts and prayers are with this Officer, her family and fellow deputies.

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    WACollector

    about 4 years ago

    764 Comments

    Rest In Peace, Sister.

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    Inxorte

    about 4 years ago

    734 Comments

    RIPB

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    KOJACK58

    about 4 years ago

    98 Comments

    Rest in Peace my sincere condolences to your family and to your department partners. Godspeed as you patrol the streets of gold.

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    Rest in Peace. May God bless your family, friends and co-workers.

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