Pinellas County Sheriff's Deputy Michael Hartwick is being remembered as someone who selflessly gave his life for the community he served every day. “He was just an outgoing, friendly guy, always smiling,” said Rick Wendling. “He just was infectious with his smile.” Wendling knew Deputy Hartwick for about 10 years. Both are members of Tampa Bay Lodge #252. https://wfts.tv/3BEGSiU
Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said the man suspected of a hit-and-run crash that killed a Pinellas County deputy Thursday night along I-275 was an undocumented migrant who was captured Friday morning. According to Sheriff Gualtieri, Deputy Michael Hartwick, 51, was working a traffic detail on I-275 to provide safety and security for the ongoing construction along the road. Gualtieri said Deputy Hartwick arrived at the location around 10:40 p.m. The PCSO said Hartwick got out of his cruiser and walked around the front of his car onto the shoulder of the road. Gualtieri said a few minutes later, a frontloader with forklift type arms passed by the area traveling approximately 20 miles per hour and escorted by a white pickup truck. https://wfts.tv/3C2MKnu
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said a portion of I-275 is closed in both directions early Friday morning as they search for the suspect in a hit-and-run that killed a deputy. Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said Deputy Michael Hartwick, 51, was working an overnight detail assisting construction crews on I-275. "All I can say is, here we go again," Gualtieri said. "This is 18 months after Deputy Magli was killed. We go 110 years in the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office with no line of duty deaths — now we have two in 18 months." Full story: https://wfts.tv/3C2MKnu
- Associated Press
A Florida sheriff's deputy working an overnight shift providing safety in a construction zone was accidentally struck and killed by a worker operating a front end loader who is in the U.S. illegally, officials said Friday. Pinellas County Sheriff's Deputy Michael Hartwick had started his shift shortly before the accident happened late Thursday on Interstate 275, Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said at a pair of Friday news conferences. The initial name given by the worker, Victor Vazquez-Real, was false, Gualtieri said.
- Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG — At the start of his shift Thursday night, Deputy Michael Hartwick pulled over to direct traffic. It was about 10:40 p.m. and he was working at a construction site on Interstate 275 near Roosevelt Boulevard, guiding traffic away from the crews. Hartwick blocked the two inside southbound lanes of the interstate with his car, got out and stood on the shoulder, facing north. It ...
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