PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – A tragic incident in Port St. Lucie, Florida has left the community reeling as a suspect has been arrested in connection with the deaths of a Florida Highway Patrol trooper and another victim. The suspect, 30-year-old Michael Anthony Addison from Lauderdale by the Sea, faces multiple charges including felony homicide, fleeing law enforcement, and driving without a license.
The events unfolded on a Friday morning when St. Lucie County Deputies noticed Addison driving at high speeds. When they attempted to conduct a traffic stop, Addison fled the scene, leading to a series of tragic events. FHP Trooper Zachary Fink and the driver of the semi-truck were fatally injured as Addison evaded multiple agencies’ attempts to stop him.
FHP Colonel Gary Howze II expressed the profound loss and grief felt by the community, emphasizing the tragic consequences of one individual’s reckless decisions. He mourned the loss of Trooper Fink, describing him as a selfless hero and emphasizing the impact of the suspect’s actions on the victims’ families and loved ones. With Addison’s arrest, efforts are being made to ensure accountability for the devastating consequences of his actions.
As the community grapples with the devastating loss, Michael Anthony Addison remains in custody at the St. Lucie County Jail without bond. The incident serves as a sobering reminder of the dangers faced by law enforcement officers and the ripple effects of one individual’s disregard for the safety of others.