Fla. field service officer dies after driver crashes into patrol car

FSO David Grassi, 66, was monitoring a lane closure when he was hit, police said

Duty Death: David Grassi - [Orange CountyNone]

End of Service: 12/11/2021


By Suzie Ziegler 

ORLANDO, Fla. — A civilian field service officer with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office died early Saturday after his patrol car was struck by another driver, according to WKMG-TV

FSO David Grassi, 66, was monitoring a lane closure when he was hit, police said. Grassi had worked with the sheriff’s office for nearly 19 years. 

“We appreciate the outpouring of support for the loss of Field Service Officer David Grassi who died in the line of duty on Dec. 11,” the sheriff’s office tweeted on Monday. “He joined OCSO in 2003 as a 911 and became an FSO in 2008.” 

Grassi is survived by his wife, children and grandchildren.

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