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The Jupiter police officer who was killed this evening during President Obama's motorcade has been identified as Bruce St. Laurent, a 20-year veteran of the department.

Laurent was on his motorcycle as part of the motorcade when he was struck about 5 p.m. by a white Ford F-150 pickup on the southbound entrance ramp at 45th Street. St. Laurent was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, sheriff's spokeswoman Teri Barbera said.

The owner of the truck also was not immediately identified.

Police officers from Jupiter and police chiefs from West Palm Beach and Jupiter attended a news conference tonight at St. Mary's to discuss the incident.

Obama was in West Palm Beach Sunday afternoon for a campaign event at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The president has been notified of the accident during the flight from Palm Beach International Airport to Washington, D.C., White House press Secretary Jay Carney said.
Published in The Palm Beach Post from Sept. 10 to Oct. 9, 2012
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