The remains of Miami Gardens police officer Victor Velez’s patrol car on Dec. 29, 2018. Police say he was rear-ended by a drunk driver on the Palmetto Expressway after 3 a.m. Saturday morning.
The remains of Miami Gardens police officer Victor Velez’s patrol car on Dec. 29, 2018. Police say he was rear-ended by a drunk driver on the Palmetto Expressway after 3 a.m. Saturday morning. Miami Gardens Police Department Twitter
The remains of Miami Gardens police officer Victor Velez’s patrol car on Dec. 29, 2018. Police say he was rear-ended by a drunk driver on the Palmetto Expressway after 3 a.m. Saturday morning. Miami Gardens Police Department Twitter

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