Florida Deputy Sheriff Julie Bridges And Unidentified Corrections Officer Killed
Hardee County, FL – County Deputy Sheriff Julie Bridges was killed in a traffic crash on Sunday morning, September 10. An unidentified corrections officer was also reported to have been killed in the collision.
“Blue Lives Matter”
Deputy Bridges had been helping at an evacuation shelter, and was on her way to pick up supplies for the shelter, according to WFLA. The incident occurred about 6:30 AM at the intersection of State Route 66 and Old Trueswald Road.
According to bluelivesmatter:
Deputy Bridges was in an unmarked cruiser when she was involved in a head-on crash, according to BayNews9. The driver of the other vehicle, who is reported to be a corrections officer, was also killed.
Thunderstorms were active in the area with a tornado watch, and it’s not known at this time what role the weather had in the collision.
Hurricane Irma is currently making its way through south Florida and the storm surge is burying cities in water. Parts of Miami are covered in water as the storm surge has moved in and at least one high-rise crane has already collapsed in Miami.
Our thoughts and prayers with the families of both of these fallen heroes and Florida as Hurricane Irma hits. Rest easy, heroes. We’ll hold the line from here. This is a developing story and we will keep you updated.”