Hialeah police officer killed in traffic accident in Homestead, in Miami-Dade, when he was no longer in the service.
Anthony Caabeiro, 22, was driving his motorcycle on Thursday before 5:00 pm in the area of 312th Street and 147th Avenue, when an SUV-type vehicle collided.
Erick RodríguezA Homestead police spokesman said America TeVe that county firefighters took the officer to Homestead Hospital, where he died a short time later.
“The driver involved is here and is cooperating with the police. We have not been able to make any kind of arrest, nor any kind of ticket given to the other driver,” said Rodríguez.
No further information was provided about the circumstances of the crash. The investigation was led by the Homestead police.
The Hialeah Police Department issued a statement on its social networks expressing the pain of the tragic event.
“At this time, we ask that you keep the family and friends of Officer Caabeiro and his brothers at the Hialeah Police Department in your thoughts and prayers,” they said.
“On behalf of his immediate family, we ask for your privacy as you mourn your loved one,” the text added.
The deceased officer is survived by his parents and a sister.
George Fuenteshead of that department, reported that Caabeiro was sworn in as a member of the Hialeah police on September 11, 2022, at the age of 21.
“Although his time with us was short, Officer Caabeiro made a huge impact on his brothers in blue, as well as his community,” he said in a statement.
“He was an amazing young man who made us so proud and lucky to have him as part of our family. His bright personality will live in our hearts forever,” he added.
Hours after the accident, members of the department stood at attention on Northwest 10th Avenue in Miami as an ambulance took Caabeiro’s body to the Miami-Dade medical examiner’s office.
On Friday, a procession accompanied the Hialeah Fire Department truck carrying the casket to the funeral home, according to a report from WSVN.
Flags in front of the Hialeah Police Administration building are flying at half-mast in mourning the death of the 22-year-old young officer.