Jupiter Police Officer Bruce St. Laurent Struck and Killed While Riding in President Obama Motorcade

Jupiter Police Officer Bruce St. Laurent was killed Sunday afternoon after his motorcycle was struck by by a Ford F-150 pick-up truck as he rode in a motorcade as President Barack Obama traveled to the Palm Beach County Convention Center.

Officer Bruce St. Laurent was in the process of closing Interstate 95 at the 45th Street exit when he was struck, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Teri Barbera said. He was pronounced dead at the St. Mary’s Medical Center.

Officer Bruce St. Laurent was about to shut down Interstate 95 by the 45 th Street exit when he was struck by a vehicle, Barbera said. Officer St. Laurent was a 20-year veteran of the force.

 

Jupiter Motorcycle Police Officer Escorting Obama Motorcade Struck and Killed by Pick-Up Truck

FALLEN LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENT:  A Jupiter motorcycle police officer was killed after being hit by a pickup truck as he escorted President Obama’s motorcade in Palm Beach County, Fla., Sunday afternoon. Teri Barbera, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman said the officer was on Interstate 95 in West Palm Beach preparing to shut the road down when he was struck by a Ford F-150.

UPDATE#1:  The officer has been identified as Bruce St. Laurent

Scott Van Duzer, Ft. Pierce Restaurant Owner, Lifts Obama Off Feet With Bear Hug

Scott Van Duzer Lifts President Obama off feet in Bear Hug

Scott Van Duzer, Ft. Pierce Restaurant Owner, Lifts Obama Off Feet in Bear Hug

Scott Van Duzer, owner of the Big Apple Pizza & Pasta Restaurant in Ft. Pierce lifted President Obama off his feet with a bear hug when he stopped by his restaurant Sunday afternoon, the White House pool report said:

“Scott, what’s going on man,” Potus shouted as he came through the door. “Scott, let me tell you, you are like the biggest pizza shop owner I’ve ever seen.”

Potus approached Van Duzer, 46, of Port St. Lucie, who stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 260 pounds.

“Everybody look at these guns,” Potus said, pointing to Van Duzer’s monstrous pectoral muscles. “If I eat your pizza will I look like that?”

The two men laughed. They embraced. Van Duzer lifed Potus a good foot off the ground.

“Look at that!” Obama exclaimed once back on firm ground. “Man are you a powerlifter or what?”

Van Duzer later told the press at the event that was “just overcome with excitement” and he lifted up the president. He also said the Secret Service “said I was alright as long as I didn’t take him away.” Of course, the right wing isn’t so thrilled, since Mitt Romney doesn’t get such a response out of anyone, not even Seamus.

Top Advisers to Romney Campaign Concede President Obama is Ahead, But Mitt Romney Never Really Led

Top advisers to the Romney campaign quietly concede President Obama “heads out of the national political conventions with a much clearer path to winning,” Politico reports.

“The Romney campaign, while pleasantly surprised by Obama’s lackluster prime-time performance, said the post-convention bounce they hoped for fell well short of expectations and privately lament that state-by-state polling numbers — most glaringly in Ohio — are working in the president’s favor.”

Interesting analogy from Nate Silver, who notes that Mitt Romney has never held a lead over President Obama by any substantive margin in the polls.

“That makes this an extremely odd election. You would figure that at some point over the past year, Mr. Romney would have pulled into the lead in the polls, given how close it has usually been. John McCain held occasional leads in 2008; John Kerry led for much of the summer in 2004; and Michael Dukakis had moments where he was well ahead of George H.W. Bush in the spring and summer of 1988. But Mr. Romney, if there have been moments when his polls were ever-so-slightly stronger or weaker, has never really had his moment in the sun.”

“Instead, the cases where one candidate led essentially from wire to wire have been associated with landslides: Bill Clinton in 1996, Ronald Reagan in 1984, Richard Nixon in 1972 and Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952 and 1956.”

“There is almost no chance that Mr. Obama will win by those sort of margins. But this nevertheless seems like an inauspicious sign for Mr. Romney. If even at his high-water mark, he can only pull the race into a rough tie, what pitch can he come up with in October or November to suddenly put him over the top?”

Drama: Olympic Gold Medalist Tianna Madison Sued by Parents for Lies About ‘Hardship & Sexual Abuse’

DISGRACE: The parents of Olympic gold medalist Tianna Madison have filed a $50,000 lawsuit against her alleging she falsely spread stories they bullied ans cheated her financially causing her to file for bankruptcy. Robert and Jo Ann Madison filed the libel, slander and defamation lawsuit against Tianna Madison, who won a gold medal at the London Olympics for the 4x100m relay, in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court in Cleveland, OH. The lawsuit, which seeks $25,000 per parent, also names her husband John Bartoletta, saying the couple have made false statements to the media since March. Why do we always have drama when money is involved.