A BSO detention deputy driving his personal vehicle fatally hit a pedestrian near a Motel 6 in Pompano Beach.
According to BSO: "Detention Deputy Timothy Rolle was driving his personal car, a black 2014 4-door Infinity, travelling north on N.W. 31 Ave. when his vehicle struck a man, Jerome Byrd, in the roadway near 1201 N.W. 31 Ave. in Pompano Beach. It is unclear why the pedestrian was in the road; he was not near a crosswalk or intersection at the time of the accident."
Byrd, a Pompano Beach resident, was 60-years-old. Rolle has been on the BSO force since 2007.
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The Pompano Beach Fire Rescue team responded to the scene, and the incident will be investigated by the traffic homicide team.
The address where the incident occurred is that of a Motel 6, but an employee for the motel says the victim was not a guest.
Rolle was returning from a break in his shift at the North Broward Bureau detention facility, which is near the scene of the accident. He was not injured.