Officer killed while serving in President Obama's motorcade

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - A Jupiter police officer was killed when he tried to stop traffic for President Barack Obama's motorcade and was hit by a pickup truck.

Bruce St. Laurent was a 20 year veteran of the force. According to the police department he spent 18 years as a motorcycle cop.

The crash happened just before 5:00pm Sunday near I-95 and 45th Street.

St. Laurent was taken to St. Mary's Hospital where he later died.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is investigating the crash. As of now no charges have been filed against the pickup driver.

President Obama was notified about the death on his way back to Washington, D.C. from West Palm Beach.

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