Seminole County, FL SO motor officer killed in crash

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    Seminole County, FL SO motor officer killed in crash

    One of our county's motor officers was involved in a crash at or about 1400 this afternoon. There are conflicting reports as to whether the deputy survived his injuries.

    Crash Kills Seminole County Deputy - Orlando News Story - WESH Orlando
    Sheriff's deputy involved in Maitland Blvd. accident | www.wftv.com

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    Prayers sent.

    Motors are so damn unforgiving.

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    The Sheriff has confirmed that Deputy Matt Miller, 53, died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.

    He was apparently pursuing a speeder when another car violated his right of way. The impact was so severe that it flipped the car over, and the car's driver is hospitalized in serious condition.

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    Prayers for the officer, his family, co-workers and friends! It is very easy for a motorist not to register a motorcycle, you have to watch all the cars and figure they will do something stupid.
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    A Seminole County deputy sheriff was killed in the line of duty Monday afternoon when his motorcycle collided with a Volkswagen Jetta at the intersection of Maitland Boulevard and Gateway Drive, authorities said.

    The impact caused the Jetta to flip over.

    Deputy Matt Miller, 53, had worked at the Sheriff's Office for 24 years, a somber Seminole County Sheriff Don Eslinger said at a news conference outside the emergency room of Orlando Regional Medical Center.

    The sheriff escorted the deputy's widow, Laura Miller, from the hospital before addressing reporters.

    Eslinger said the motorcycle deputy was "trying to catch up to a speeder" headed west on Maitland Boulevard about 1:15 p.m. when the crash occurred. Eslinger said Miller had activated his lights and siren, but was not in a high-speed pursuit.

    The driver of the Jetta, identified as Abel Romero Linfernal, 28, of Altamonte Springs, also was transported to ORMC where he was listed last night in critical condition, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

    Troopers investigating the fatal crash said Linfernal was headed east when he turned left at Gateway Drive and into the motorcycle's path. According to a preliminary FHP report, the Jetta violated the deputy's right-of-way.

    "Matt was a consummate professional. Very highly skilled. Loved working traffic, loved working at the Sheriff's Office," Eslinger said. "He touched a lot of lives in the Sheriff's Office as well as the entire community...It's all one family at the Seminole County Sheriff's Office. It's not only a loss of a great deputy sheriff, but a family member for all of us."

    Miller worked at the Longwood Police Department for three years before joining the Sheriff's Office.

    Susan Jacobson of the Sentinel staff contributed to this report.

    McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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    Thats too bad... statistically speaking, the most dangerous thing a cop does is drive. We had a motor officer killed this summer in a similar situation.
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    Sorry to hear this, may he R.I.P.
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