Pedestrian – Motorcycle Accident in St. Cloud Florida Ends Life of Off Duty Osceola Deputy Sheriff Sergeant (Michael Setvin)

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After 16 years with the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, Sergeant Mike Setvin’s career came to a tragic end after a pedestrian- motorcycle accident. The accident occurred on U.S. Highway 192 in St. Cloud, Florida. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Setvin 44 was struck by a 2000 Harley Davidson motorcycle when he was walking across U.S. highway 192 from north to south near Simmons Road. He was not on duty.
Sergeant Setvin was pronounced dead at the scene. Sheriff Bob Hansell said in a prepared statement, “This is a tremendous loss to our agency and to the community. Sgt. Setvin was a dedicated law enforcement officer and will be greatly missed. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.”
The driver of the motorcycle, Michael Hoadley, 52, sustained minor injuries. The passenger, Mary Schneider, 45, sustained major injuries and was transported to St. Cloud Hospital for treatment. Neither of the riders wore a safety helmet.
According to preliminary data from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, traffic fatalities were the leading cause of officer fatalities for the 13th year in a row. There were 73 traffic-related fatalities in 2010: 50 officers died in automobile crashes; 16 officers were struck and killed by automobiles while outside of their vehicle; one died in a bicycle accident, and; six officers died in motorcycle crashes. Texas, Florida and California were in the top three states with fatalities.
For more informatin on this topic, see Off-duty Osceola sheriff’s sergeant struck, killed by motorcycle.

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