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Florida officer killed in wreck before shift

The 16-year veteran is survived by his wife and four children

Duty Death: Sergeant Adam Rosenthal - [Delray Beach Police Department, Florida]

By PoliceOne Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Sergeant Adam Rosenthal was killed in an automobile accident near the intersection of Southwest 18th Street and Boca Rio Road in Boca Raton at approximately 6:15 am.

He was reporting to the station at the beginning of his shift when his patrol car struck a tree in the median. He was flown to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Video from the scene showed the squad car nearly cut in half and wrapped around the tree, according to NBC Miami.

"He had an amazing sense of humor," Sgt. Nicole Guerriero told told WPTV. "He touched many people here."

Sergeant Rosenthal had served with the Delray Beach Police Department for 16 years and ran the department's youth martial arts program.

He is survived by his four children.

Read more on ODMP.

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