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Trooper Chelsea Richard | Florida Highway Patrol, Florida Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

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Chelsea Richard

Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, May 3, 2014

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 9 years

Badge # 1087

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Trooper Chelsea Richard was struck and killed by a vehicle while investigating an accident on I-75, near mile marker 341, at approximately 2:00 pm.

The vehicles involved in the accident had been moved to the shoulder. She was speaking with a tow truck driver and a family member of a crash victim when another accident occurred at the same location. A pickup truck pulling a trailer left the roadway and struck all three individuals, killing Trooper Richard and the tow truck driver. The third pedestrian suffered severe injuries and died several days later.

Trooper Richard had served with the Florida Highway Patrol for nine years and was assigned to the Ocala District Office. She is survived by her 4-year-old son, parents, and grandparents.

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Although I did not know Chelsea, I knew her father well as I worked for him. From the previously read reflections, I can see she - like her father - was highly motivated, extremely dedicated, deeply appreciated, and 100% on point at all times. My heartfelt condolences to Bruce and the rest of the family and to the FHP for the unrecoverable loss of a true hero.

Senior Investigator Scott T. Paladini
Department of Public Safety, Islip, NY
June 4, 2015

 

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