|September 10, 2017
Contact: Whitney Ray
Phone: (850) 245-0150
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi today released the following statement regarding the passing of Florida Department of Corrections Sergeant Joseph Ossman and Hardee County Sheriff’s Deputy Julie Bridges:
“My prayers are with the families of Sgt. Ossman and Deputy Bridges who lost their lives this morning serving their community during this State of Emergency. Sgt. Ossman and Deputy Bridges served our state for many years, taking risks every day to ensure the safety of others. The two officers’ vehicles collided in a tragic accident while they were out working to protect our state."