UPS drivers will pause, offer moment of silence for slain Florida driver

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UPS drivers memorialize worker slayed in shootout

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UPS drivers nationwide will pause during their routes Monday evening to observe a moment of silence for a driver killed Thursday during a police shootout in South Florida.

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According to the Miami Herald, UPS drivers will pause at 5 p.m. Monday to remember Frank Ordonez., 27, who died in Miramar. Ordonez was killed during a shootout between police and two robbers who hijacked his truck, NBC News reported.

"If you see a UPS truck stopped at 5 p.m. Eastern time today with the four-way flashers on it is because they will be offering a moment of silence to remember and honor Frank Ordonez, the driver killed in Florida last week," according to a Facebook post.

In addition to Ordonez, Richard "Rick" Cutshaw, 70, a union representative from Pembroke Pines, died in the crossfire, the Herald reported.

UPS drivers will be parking their trucks and turning on their four-way flashers to remember the fallen UPS driver, according to a tweet from his union chapter, Teamsters Local 769.

While the tribute is not a "coordinated company-wide effort," UPS officials said they are "deeply saddened by the tragic death of Frank Ordonez," the Herald reported. Company officials said UPS will "honor this moment of silence for any employees who are able to safely participate."

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