Off-duty field service officer killed along I-4 after leaving patrol car

Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. (WESH) — An Orange County Sheriff’s Office civilian field service officer was killed in a crash Saturday morning.

According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the officer was working off-duty monitoring a lane closure on I-4 near the Kaley Street exit when his patrol car was struck by another driver.

The officer, only identified as a 19-year veteran of the agency, died at the hospital.

“The Orange County Sheriff’s Office family is heartbroken,” a statement reads. “Field Service Officers are civilian employees who direct traffic and look for parking violations as well as respond to non-emergency, non-in-progress calls such as over with burglary, theft and stolen vehicle calls. We don’t anticipate additional updates today, but will release more information as it becomes available. Please keep his family in your prayers.”

As of 9 a.m., all eastbound lanes were shut down between OBT and Michigan Street.

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