Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 9 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife
Offender: Died in prison
Deputy Joseph Gassman was stabbed to death while attempting to arrest a fugitive for aggravated assault.
When he informed the suspect that he was under arrest the man pulled out a concealed knife and stabbed him several times.
The man was strangled to death on February 28th, 2010, by another inmate while serving a life sentence at Zephyrhills Correctional Institution.
Deputy Gassman had been with the Escambia County Sheriff's Office for nine years. He was survived by his wife and three children.