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- The officer, identified as 46-year-old Jermaine Brown, was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition but later died.
Miami-Dade Police have identified the officer who was killed in an ATV crash Wednesday afternoon.
The crash happened in the area of 211th Street and South Dixie Highway, officials said.
The officer, identified as 46-year-old Jermaine Brown, was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition but later died.
Officials said Brown was with the department for about 15 years and leaves behind a wife and three children.
Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez said Brown was part of a group that was investigating complaints of illegal activity in the area including thefts and nuisances.
"We lost one of our own," Perez told reporters as he fought back tears Wednesday evening. "This is a tragedy."
Perez said the cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Today, @MiamiDadePD lost one of our own LEO as a result of an ATV crash. I want to thank all law enforcement, community, elected officials, media, & @MiamiDadeFire for the support and prayers. The family thanks you as well. When tragedy strikes we are comforted by your support.— Juan Perez (@JPerezMDPD) December 13, 2018