Satellite Beach hires more police officers after crosswalk death
SATELLITE BEACH, Fla. – When firefighter John Pope moved to Satellite Beach almost a decade ago, he was told about the police department's reputation: You don't drink and drive, and you don't speed — "because the guys in black don't play." Twenty miles an hour over (the speed limit) on A1A," Pope told the Satellite Beach City Council that night. We all know the reputation that Satellite Beach has," Pearson said. Since 2014, City Manager Courtney Barker said 15 bicycle-pedestrian crashes have occurred in Satellite Beach — three of which were fatal. Two weeks ago, Mayor Frank Catino sent a letter to the Florida Department of Transportation asking state officials to:• Reduce the SR A1A speed limit in Satellite Beach.