Deputy Ryan Seguin Memorial Highway
An Monday, September 24, 2018, the Weston City Commission issued a Proclamation recognizing the designation of the Deputy Ryan Seguin Memorial Highway on the section of I-595 between 136 Avenue and Flamingo Road.
Broward Sheriff's Office Deputy Ryan Christopher Seguin was just 23 years of age when he and his partner Deputy Kari Pallotto were performing a routine traffic stop on I-595 at SW 136th Ave when he was struck and instantly killed by a distracted driver without a valid license; Deputy Pallotto suffered head injuries and thankfully survived.
Deputy Ryan Seguin was an employee of the Broward Sheriff’s Office assigned to the Weston District where Ryan served the City of Weston with honor and distinction for the three years of his career as a professional law enforcement officer, where at the time of his death Deputy Seguin was assigned to the Selective Enforcement Team.
Deputy Seguin had a calling to serve others and came from a law enforcement family, where his father is retired from the Fort Lauderdale Police Department as a K-9 Officer. During the three years that Deputy Seguin served our community he was recognized four times as Deputy of the Month for his outstanding service, also receiving a Life Saving Award in 2005 from the Broward Sheriff’s Office after saving the life of a child in danger of drowning.
During the recognition proceeding at the City Commission meeting, two special individuals were recognized: Major Robert Chandler, from the Florida Highway Patrol who was the Traffic Fatality Investigator on the scene that tragic night and State Representative Richard Stark, both of whom were instrumental in getting the bill proposed which today recognizes Deputy Ryan Seguin and other law enforcement officers killed in similar accidents along Florida roadways.
Numerous current and retired deputies and officers, including his then partner Kari Pallotto who today still serves the BSO Weston District, were present to show their respect for the dedication. The signage shown in the photo above is the actual signage that will be placed on the roadway.
The Broward Sheriff's Office, the Florida Highway Patrol, the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles and the City of Weston, urge all motorists to be focused on the roadway while driving and heed the requirements of the Florida Move Over Law.