Hero Down: Correctional Officer Tawanna Marin Killed During Roadside Cleanup
Coconut Creek, Fla.
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   Reminder - Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
ߦ   Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Strangling and Leaving Victim Unconscious on Roadside
ߦ   Houston Police Dept. Incident Reports
ߦ   Galveston County District Attorney Announces 'Tree of Angels' Celebration
ߦ   Attention All Galveston Bay Area Racers And Fans!!!
ߦ   Motorsports Expo to Benefit Galveston County Children's Advocacy Center
ߦ   Deported killer arrested at border entering the U.S.
ߦ   Fort Bend County Trial Information
ߦ   Mexican Prosecutors visit Federal Prosecutors in Eastern District of Texas
ߦ   Top Ten Stolen Vehicles for October 2018
ߦ   Citizens Police Academy Accepting Applications
ߦ   Coast Guard trains maritime first responders for first Liquified Natural Gas entering Port of Corpus Christi
ߦ   MCTXSheriff and Pct 3 Constables Investigates Shooting
ߦ   Photos of Suspects Wanted In Shooting
ߦ   San Antonio police officer arrested, charged with DWI
ߦ   4 dead in Lone Star Rally-related deaths
ߦ   See who turned out for Galveston's Lone Star Rally
ߦ   Harris County Sheriff’s Deputies Make Arrest in Berrywood Stabbing
ߦ   High Speed Pursuit Leads To Arrest
ߦ   Justice Department to Monitor Compliance with Federal Voting Rights Laws on Election Day
ߦ   Students who find out they're having sex with same teacher tell his wife, report says
ߦ   30 Years Since First Major Attack on the Internet
ߦ   Capital Murder Investigation
ߦ   Rape survivor sees justice a generation after attack
ߦ   South Texas ICE officers remove 2 fugitives wanted by Salvadoran authorities for separate aggravated homicides, other charges
ߦ   Balancing the Badge to Make a Difference
ߦ   CHP Officer Sean Poore Found Dead On Duty With Self-Inflicted Wound
ߦ   Houston Police Dept - Activity Summary
ߦ   Mom of 2-year-old who vanished from College Station park arrested and charged in her disappearance
ߦ   Rapper Young Greatness, who moved to Houston after Katrina, shot and killed in New Orleans
ߦ   Student critical after high school shooting
ߦ   Synagogue survivors recall ordeal; suspect is due in court
ߦ   Two Die In Motorcycle, Car Crash
ߦ   3 Miami police officers face drug charges in FBI sting
ߦ   Burnet County Sheriff's Office - Inmate/Arrests Report

   Next >>
 
Search Archives:
HollyMatkin
by HollyMatkin

A Florida Department of Corrections officer was killed in the line of duty on Monday afternoon.

Coconut Creek, FL – Florida Department of Corrections Officer Tawanna Marin was killed in the line of duty on Monday, when she was struck by a passing motorist.

The fatal collision occurred at approximately 1:15 p.m. near the intersection of West Sample Road and Lyons Road, Margate-Coconut Creek Fire and Rescue representative Jeff Gary told the Sun Sentinel.

Officer Marin, 48, was supervising a crew of inmates who were working for the Florida Department of Transportation and was positioned behind one of the state’s dump trucks when a Nissan Maxima crashed into her, according to WPLG.

Officer Marin was pinned between the Maxima and the dump truck as a result of the collision and had to be extricated from the wreckage.

Paramedics rushed the injured officer to North Broward Medical Center in Deerfield Beach, where she was pronounced dead, the Sun Sentinel reported.

The motorist who crashed into the correctional officer sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was also taken to a local hospital, according to WPLG.

It was unclear whether charges would be filed.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Officer Marin, who joined the Department of Corrections in 2009, was stationed at the South Florida Reception Center in Doral, the Sun Sentinel reported.

“We are absolutely devastated by the tragic passing of Officer Tawanna Marin,” Department of Corrections Secretary Julie Jones said in a Facebook post. “For more than nine years, Officer Marin served our state as a corrections officer, and we are forever grateful for her sacrifice and service to our community. Our deepest condolences go out to her loved ones and fellow officers during this extremely difficult time.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Florida Department of Corrections Officer Tawanna Marin, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Officer Tawanna Marin, your life mattered.



Comments:
RIP
Posted by JF at 6/20/2018 3:34:15 PM

Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
  Facebook   Share link on Twitter Tweet  
© 1999-2018 The Police News. All rights reserved.