November 2, 2016

Jorge Sanchez - Police Officer Fatality - Miami, Florida

Police Officer Jorge Sanchez, age 53, died on November 1, 2016, at a hospital in Miami, Florida. 
Jorge Sanchez

Officer Sanchez was a member of the Miami Police Department. He had 21 years of service. 

Jorge was in uniform and riding his motorcycle to work at Police Department Headquarters when he stopped at a red light at a city intersection in southwest Miami-Dade. He was struck from behind by an SUV which then crashed into several other vehicles. 

Jorge was rushed to a local hospital where, tragically, he succumbed to his injuries. 

Two others were taken to the hospital in critical condition. 

It is unknown at this time if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the collisions. 

Jorge had served in several divisions of the Department including as a patrol officer, in criminal investigations and in the traffic enforcement unit as a motorcycle officer. He was one year from retirement. 

Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Jorge and for
those who have lost him. 
Friends describe Jorge as a big guy with a big heart. He was one of the good guys. 

The Miami Police Department is in mourning over the death of their brother. Police officials stated that Jorge served the department with dignity, strength, and professionalism. He will be forever remembered.

Jorge's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Jorge is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his mother, his three children and his fiancée. Jorge's son is also a police officer.

Thank you for your service to the community, Jorge.

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

Pray that Jorge is in Heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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