Veteran Lawman Dies After Violent Struggle with Illegal Immigrant Less Than Half His Age
A Florida lawman is dead after a violent struggle with an illegal immigrant who is less than half his age.
The encounter began when 52-year-old Sgt. Michael Kunovich, a 25-year veteran of law enforcement who was working with the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, encountered a young man on the night of May 19.
Kunovich found the man, now identified as 18-year-old Guatemala native Vergilio Aguilar Mendez, alone near a closed motel.
After a sustained fight with a suspect Sgt. Michael Kunovich suffered a fatal heart attack. His life mattered. https://t.co/wQHtZlLQv5 pic.twitter.com/4h2VjpGkru
— Betsy Brantner Smith (@sgtbetsysmith) May 2 …