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Services Set For North Miami Beach Officer Killed in Crash

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July 15, 2004

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Services Set For North Miami Beach Officer Killed in Crash

Officer Down: Detective Orestes Lorenzo - [North Miami Beach, Florida]

Services for North Miami Beach, Fla. police detective Orestes Lorenzo, fatally injured in a car crash as he headed to his Pembroke Pines home last week, will be today in Miami. A Mass will follow in Broward County on Tuesday.

A viewing for Lorenzo, 40, will be from 4 p.m. to midnight at Caballero Rivero Woodlawn Funeral Home, 8200 SW 40th St., Miami. There will be a small service at 8 p.m.

On Tuesday, there will be a noon Mass at St. Edward Catholic Church, 19000 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines.

Burial will follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery at 11411 NW 25th St. in Miami-Dade.

On July 2, Lorenzo was about five blocks from home when a car making a left turn hit his unmarked Crown Victoria. Lorenzo's car went airborne and ended up wrapped around a tree. Lorenzo was ejected from the car after his seat belt snapped.

Lorenzo was taken off life support late Friday.

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