Baby orphaned after parents, both Florida deputies, take their own lives

Baby orphaned after parents, both Florida deputies, take their own lives


Two Florida sheriff’s deputies with a newborn baby killed themselves within days of each other, leaving their 1-month old son an orphan, an official said.

St. Lucie County Deputy Clayton Osteen died Jan. 2 and Deputy Victoria Pacheco took her life “in the wake of Deputy Osteen’s death,” Sheriff Ken Mascara said in a statement on Tuesday.

The name of the newborn child has not been shared. Victoria Pacheco/Facebook Clayton Ostend was a former marine who later served as a deputy in Florida. Ray Tourville/Facebook

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“As sheriff, I saw these two deputies as young, ambitious, and a great compliment to my already amazing group of professionals,” Mascara said.

“To the general public, and sometimes even myself, it’s easy to view law enforcement as superhuman

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