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~ On Friday, February 9, 2024, Governor Ron DeSantis issued a statement directing the flags of the United States and the State of Florida to be flown at half-staff in honor of Trooper Zachary Fink. Trooper Fink, age 26, was tragically killed in the line of duty on Friday, February 2 while serving as a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

According to Brian Fienemann, Director of Real Estate Management and Development, Trooper Fink died a hero while protecting his community from danger. He had been with the department for three years and was known for his passion to make his community a safer place.

Trooper Fink leaves behind his parents and high school sweetheart, to whom he had recently proposed. His dedication to serving others will not be forgotten by those who knew him.

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In honor of Trooper Fink's service and sacrifice, Governor DeSantis has directed that flags be flown at half-staff at three locations in St. Lucie County: the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles in Port St. Lucie, the St. Lucie County Courthouse in Fort Pierce, and the City Hall of Port St. Lucie. The flags will remain at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Monday, February 12.

Dave Kerner, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles expressed his condolences to Trooper Fink's family and colleagues. Cathy Townsend, Chair of County Commissioners for St. Lucie County also shared her sympathies for their loss.

Shannon Martin, Mayor of Port St. Lucie echoed these sentiments and added that Trooper Fink's dedication to protecting his community will always be remembered.

The entire state mourns the loss of Trooper Zachary Fink and honors his bravery and commitment to serving others.

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