Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Car Driven by BSO Deputy

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a car driven by a Broward Sheriff's Office detention deputy early Tuesday, officials said.

BSO Public Information Officer Gina Carter said the detention deputy was returning from a break in his personal vehicle around 3:50 a.m. when he struck a pedestrian in the roadway.

The incident occurred just south of Coconut Creek Parkway on Northwest 31st Avenue in Pompano Beach.

Pompano Beach Fire Rescue responded to the scene, but the pedestrian died as a result of his injuries.

The pedestrian was later identified as 60-year-old Jerome Byrd, a Pompano Beach resident.

The detention deputy, Timothy Rolle, remained on the scene and was cooperative with the investigation. Rolle has been with the department since March 2007.

It is not known why Byrd was in the roadway. He wasn't near a crosswalk or intersection at the time of the incident, officials said.

At Byrd's home Tuesday, his wife could barely speak. He also leaves behind two children.

"We have a handicapped daughter and now he's not here no more," Bertha Byrd said.

An investigation is ongoing with BSO's traffic homicide unit, as well as internal affairs.

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