At around 11 p.m. Sunday evening a Jacksonville Sheriff's Officer was traveling South on Myrtle Ave. with blue lights flashing when a cyclist rode into the path of the JSO car at the intersection of 8th St.
Florida Highway Patrol has not released the name of the cyclist or officer involved. I'll update you as more information is released.
The victim was 62-year-old Eddie Roosevelt Odom and the officer involved was Nathan Barry Long. First Coast News has video of the unfortunate accident and reports the locations as 9th and Myrtle. The Times Union reports that the accident took place at 8th and Myrtle. Once again the faithful T-U readers happily post their highly insightful and educated opinions. Pay particular attention to those sporting an icon of local pro and college teams.