Deputy Sheriff Michael Hartwick

Deputy Sheriff Michael Hartwick

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, September 22, 2022

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Michael Hartwick

Deputy Sheriff Michael Hartwick succumbed to injuries received when he was struck by a front-end loader truck at I-275 and Ulmerton Road, near the Howard Frankland Bridge at 10:30 pm.

Deputy Harwick was working an overnight assignment directing traffic for construction work on the I-275. He was outside his cruiser when the front-end loader carrying concrete barriers hit him.

The construction worker fled the scene but was apprehended 10 hours later. Another construction worker who helped the subject hide his work vest and flee was charged with accessory after the fact.

Deputy Harwick had served with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office for 19 years. He is survived by his two sons and mother.

Bio

  • Age 51
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Commercial
  • Offender Apprehended

directing traffic, hit-and-run, overtime

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Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff Michael Hartwick! Thank you for your 19 years of service with Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, in Florida. We thank you for your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your two sons and your mother during this terrible tragedy, and we want them to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the rest of your family and to all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew 5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

September 24, 2022

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