The Pinellas County Sheriff's office said the suspect wanted for a hit-and-run that killed a deputy on Thursday night is now in custody. The interstate remains closed at this time. Deputies searched throughout the early morning for Victor Vazquez-Real, 35. He's accused of hitting and killing Deputy Michael Hartwick, 51, then running away. He was taken into custody around 8:40 a.m. "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
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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
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- 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 ...
- 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.
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