Fellow officers keep badly injured Trooper's promise to son

FHP officers attend basketball game

Before Friday's horrific accident on the Dolphin Expressway, Trooper Carlos Rosario-Flores had planned to watch his son play in an all-star basketball game on Sunday.  The 12-year veteran of the Florida Highway Patrol was instead in a hospital room at Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center hooked up to machines and recovering from multiple surgeries.  But Joshua wouldn't be alone on this day when he took the court just a few blocks away from the hospital at the Slam Arena.  Joshua was surrounded by the only people who truly understood what a life of service can take from a family.  "Today we stood proud with #FHP as we supported Trooper Rosario-Flores' son at his basketball game," Miami police posted on social media.  Law enforcement officers filled an entire section of the bleachers — not just five or six officers, but at least 39, and not just from Florida Highway Patrol.  Miami officers came as did men and women from other agencies — officers standing shoulder to shoulder to help the badly injured trooper keep a promise to his son.  Such a simple gesture, but it sent a clear message that the Miami trooper's family was not alone.

3/24/17

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