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Pembroke Pines police officer dies in motorcycle accident following a crash on Thursday

PEMBROKE PINES, Florida – A police motorman died Thursday in Pembroke Pines after he was in a car accident.

The Florida State Fraternal Order of Police said on social media that he had died.

The FOP Florida State Lodge wrote on Facebook, “Our deepest condolences to our fallen brother from the Pembroke Pines Police Department.” “His family and our LEO Family are in our thoughts and prayers today!”

We found out from police sources that the officer was Charles Herring, a Pembroke Pines PD Motorcycle Officer.

Several sources say that Herring was driving his motorcycle south on Northwest 184th Avenue when he was hit by a palm frond that had fallen from a tree. This caused the officer to lose control of the bike and be thrown off.

After the accident, police said that all lanes of Northwest 184th Avenue between Johnson Street and Northwest 23rd Street were closed.

Drivers were told to stay away.

Sky 10 flew over the scene around 12:30 p.m., when the officer’s motorcycle was lying on its side in the road and there was debris all over the road.

Several drivers stopped to help, and a few cars could be seen parked on the side of the road.

The motorman was hurt badly and was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood. He died at the hospital in the end.

Dozens of people lined up to take part in a procession that would take the dead motorman’s body from the hospital to the office of the medical examiner.

Police Chief Kipp Shimpeno said that Herring was the first Pembroke Pines police officer to die on the job in the department’s history.

Since 2002, he had worked for the department.

“He was a good friend of mine and a much-loved father,” Shimpeno said. “Almost everyone in this agency and so many people in the community have been affected by Charlie. It will take a while and a lot of working together to get through this.”

On Wednesday night, Shimpeno held a press conference, which you can see below:

Raymond Simpson

Raymond Simpson is a California native, a longtime Coral Springs resident, and the Editor at TSFD. He lives with his family in Coral Springs, where you can find him on weekends running – literally running – with his two golden retrievers.

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