Deputy Involved In Deadly Crash of Cyclist Son Of Slain Deputy Chris Reyka

Deerfield-News.com-Deerfield Beach,Fl-The BSO Deputy involved in Tuesday’s fatal crash is the son of a slain deputy Sgt Chris Reyka ambushed by a gunman in August 2007.Deputy Sean Reyka is the son and has been with BSO since 2012.Deputy Sean Reyka wears his late fathers BSO badge.

DEPUTY-INVOLVED FATAL CRASH

PIO Number: 17-11-24                                                                     BSO Case Number: 90-1711-010600

Date: November 28, 2017 Time: 3:05 p.m.

Jurisdiction: Pompano Beach

Place of Occurrence: 1400 block of North Dixie Highway, Pompano Beach

Bicyclist(s): John Mancini, 60, male, 12/7/56, 210 N.E. 9th St., Apt. B, Pompano Beach (DECEASED)

Driver(s): Deputy Sean Reyka, 30, hire date 4/16/2012

Description of Incident:

The investigation continues into the fatal deputy-involved crash that occurred shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday in Pompano Beach.

Based on the preliminary investigation by Broward Sheriff’s Office traffic homicide detectives, Deputy Sean Reyka was traveling north in the 1400 block of North Dixie Highway when, for circumstances that remain under investigation, he struck and killed a bicyclist. The bicyclist has been identified as 60-year-old John Mancini.

At the request of Sheriff Scott Israel, the Florida Highway Patrol will investigate the circumstances that led up to the crash.

“I recognize that this is a high profile case. While I have full confidence in my detectives, I want to ensure enhanced transparency. In this particular instance, I believe it’s best to have FHP investigate,” Sheriff Israel said.

INVESTIGATORS:                            THIS REPORT BY:

BSO THI                                            Veda Coleman-Wright/Dir. of PIO

Pompano Beach                             November 30, 2017

INVESTIGATORS:                            THIS REPORT BY:

BSO THI                                            Veda Coleman-Wright/Dir. of PIO

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