Suspect Arrested for Fatal Florida Highway Patrol Trooper and Victim Deaths in High-Speed Chase

Port St. Lucie, Florida – A 30-year-old suspect, Michael Anthony Addison, has been arrested for the tragic deaths of a Florida Highway Patrol trooper and another victim. Addison, from Lauderdale by the Sea, faces charges of felony homicide, fleeing law enforcement, and driving without a license. The suspect was arrested after St. Lucie County Deputies noticed him driving at high speeds and attempting to flee from a traffic stop.

FHP Trooper Zachary Fink and the driver of a semi-truck were fatally injured during Addison’s attempts to evade multiple law enforcement agencies. “Yesterday was a day of tragedy. It is impossible to summarize the feeling of loss due to the reckless decisions of one individual with a complete disregard for the safety of others,” said FHP Colonel Gary Howze II.

Colonel Howze expressed his sentiment for the loss of Trooper Fink, describing him as “one of Florida’s finest selfless heroes.” Addison is currently being held in the St. Lucie County Jail without bond. The suspect’s arrest brings hope for the families and loved ones affected by this senseless tragedy.

The community mourns the loss of Trooper Fink and the other victim while seeking closure and justice for the lives taken too soon. The authorities are working to ensure that the suspect is held accountable for his actions. This tragic event serves as a reminder of the dangers law enforcement officers face every day while carrying out their duties to protect and serve.