Run in Honor of Trooper Zachary Fink

By March 4, 2024 No Comments

I.U.P.A. Local Port St. Lucie Police Officers Association, #6015 and I.U.P.A. Local Port St. Lucie Police Sergeants Association, #6017 Members participated in a run in honor of Trooper Zachary Fink who was recently killed in the line of duty on February 2, 2024.

Port Saint Lucie Police Department posted photos on social media, “Earlier this week, Running 4 Heroes Inc. and the Florida Highway Patrol hosted a run event at the Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex. The event was in honor of Trooper Zachary Fink who was recently killed in the line of duty on 2/2/24. The event consisted of a one mile run by Zechariah Cartledge who travels the country to honor fallen Law Enforcement Officers. Members of PSLPD were proud to participate in the event along with other local agencies.”

Per ODMP, “Trooper Zachary Fink was killed in a vehicle crash during a pursuit on Interstate 95 north at Crosstown Parkway near Port St. Lucie at 3:00 a.m. At 2:40 am, the subject was speeding and reckless driving on I-95, and St. Lucie deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop. Other agencies joined the pursuit when the subject did not stop. The subject made a U-turn on Interstate 95, driving southbound in the northbound lanes on I-95. Trooper Fink initiated a U-turn to stop the vehicle and was struck by a semi-tractor trailer.”

ODMP continued, “Trooper Fink was transported to HCA Lawnwood Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the tractor-trailer was also killed. The pursuit continued, with the subject driving the wrong way on I-95. He eventually crashed and fled on foot. He was apprehended at 8:06 a.m. Trooper Fink had served with the Florida Highway Patrol for three years. He is survived by his mother, father, and fiancée.”