The Miami-Dade mayor announced on Monday that the director of the Miami-Dade Police Department was recovering well from surgery in a hospital in the Tampa region.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava stated, “Following a catastrophic injury in Tampa yesterday, Chief Ramirez is hospitalized and in critical but stable condition. According to authorities, 52-year-old Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez was in Tampa for a seminar on law enforcement.
The mayor declared, “All that matters right now is Chief Ramirez’s wellbeing,” amid rumors about what may have caused Ramirez’s injury, while state law enforcement officials in Florida claimed they were looking into an “incident.
“Local law enforcement officials have informed us that Alfredo ‘Freddy’ Ramirez, our director, has been critically hurt in the Tampa region. According to our understanding, he is now having surgery, the Miami-Dade Police Department said in a statement.
Please remember him in your prayers; we beg you. The Florida Highway Patrol and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement are both conducting investigations into the event, which occurred on Interstate 75 south of Tampa, according to the statement.
No information about the injuries or how they occurred was made available right away.
The statement said, “We will make information available as it becomes available.” Ramirez has worked for the Miami-Dade police department for 27 years.
He expressed his desire to continue serving as the top law enforcement officer in May when he declared his intention to run for election to the newly created position of sheriff in 2024.