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Deputy working at Irma shelter, CO killed in head-on collision

A Hardee County sheriff’s deputy collided with a state corrections officer

Duty Death: Julie Bridges and Joseph Ossman - [Hardee County, Florida]

End of Service: 09/10/2017


By PoliceOne Staff

HARDEE COUNTY, Fla. — Two LEOs were killed Sunday in a head-on collision.

According to the Miami Herald, a Hardee County sheriff’s deputy collided with a state corrections officer. Both were killed.

 

 

Deputy Julie Bridges was a 13-year veteran officer, according to NBC 2. Bay News 9 reported Bridges was working at an Irma shelter and was on the road to pick up some items from home when the crash occurred.

Sgt. Joseph Ossman, the 21-year veteran CO who was killed, was reporting for duty when the incident occurred, according to the Herald.

Officials are investigating if the weather conditions from Irma played a factor.

 

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