June 29, 2017


On Friday, June 23, 2017 at approximately 8:12 p.m., a 911 call was received in reference to a choking child. As deputies were responding, they were flagged down by a vehicle with their hands out the window waving the deputies to stop. The child, Jonathan Pineda, age 6, was not breathing. Deputies performed life-saving efforts until Okeechobee County Fire Rescue arrived and continued life-saving efforts. Jonathan was transported to Raulerson Hospital and later transferred to another hospital.

 On June 26, 2017, the child succumbed.

The family is in need for funeral expenses.

If you would like to contribute, you may make a deposit at Regions Bank, Okeechobee, Florida in Jonathan’s name or gofundme jonathan pineda.

Michele Bell, PIO


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