FALLEN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER: St. Lucie County Sgt. Gary Morales killed while making a traffic stop in the 3200 block of Naylor Terrace Thursday morning.
Sgt. Gary Morales was killed when the suspect exited his vehicle and opened fire, striking him as he sat in his patrol car. Sgt. Morales was pronounced dead at the Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute. The suspect is in police custody.
Sgt. Gary Morales is survived by a wife, children and a brother. He is a native of the Bronx, NY, and is a veteran of the United States Air Force. He served with the St. Lucie Sheriff’s Office for 13 years.