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Funeral for Pinellas deputy killed in line of duty set for Monday

The service is open to the public and will be held at 11 a.m. at the Idlewild Baptist Church in Lutz.
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Deputy Michael Hartwick was hit and killed overnight Sept. 22 by a construction worker driving a front loader with a fork lift. Deputy Hartwick's funeral will be on Monday.
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Deputy Michael Hartwick was hit and killed overnight Sept. 22 by a construction worker driving a front loader with a fork lift. Deputy Hartwick's funeral will be on Monday. [ The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office ]
Published Sep. 30|Updated Oct. 2

A funeral for Pinellas Deputy Michael Hartwick will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Idlewild Baptist Church in Lutz, according to the sheriff’s office.

Hartwick was killed Sept. 22 after he was hit by a construction worker driving a front loader on I-275 near Roosevelt Boulevard. The deputy had been assigned to direct traffic away from road work. The construction worker fled the scene, sparking a nine-hour manhunt, Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said.

Idlewild Baptist Church will open at 10 a.m. Monday for members of the public who wish to attend Hartwick’s funeral. Parking is limited, the sheriff’s office said.

After the service, Hartwick will be honored in a ceremony with a riderless horse, 21-gun salute, fly-over and last call.

Checks with donations to the family should be addressed to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.

The address to mail checks is:

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

ATTN: Fiscal Affairs Bureau

P.O. Drawer 2500

Largo, FL 33779-2500

More information about Deputy Hartwick and the funeral can be found on the sheriff’s office website.

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