Separate Hit-and-Run Incidents Kill Detroit Police Officer, Seriously Injury Florida Deputy

Officer Myron Jarrett;  Photo: Detroit Police Dept.

Officer Myron Jarrett; Photo: Detroit Police Dept.

A veteran Detroit police officer was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver on Friday night within hours of another officer involved hit-and-run that left a Florida deputy seriously wounded.

Detroit police officer Myron Jarrett, 40, was killed after a vehicle struck him while he was investigating a traffic incident.

The suspect, Steven Patrick Guzina, 54, was ultimately taken into custody.

Within hours of that incident, Polk County Deputy Sheriff Adam Pennell was seriously wounded after stopping to help a stranded motorist.

In that incident, a driver plowed into both Deputy Pennell as well as the woman he had stopped to help.

The woman was killed in the incident and Deputy Pennell seriously injured. The suspect in that incident has not yet been located.


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