Robert G. Smith
Trooper Smith was sitting in his patrol car in the emergency lane of Interstate 95 in Miami after completing a traffic stop and was struck from behind by a drunk driver travelling at an excessive speed.
Trooper Smith had served the residents of Florida, with the Florida Highway Patrol, for 4 years. His career with FHP began January 4, 1993. He was in the 87th recruit class in Tallahassee, from January 4 to May 21, 1993. He was stationed in Naples and Miami. At the time of his death, he was 34. He was survived by his wife, young son and daughter.
More information about Trooper Smith:
- Trooper Smith was a pitcher for the Minnesota Twins 1985-1989.
- In each of the previous four years he had made over 100 DUI arrests.
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