Deputy Sheriff Julie Ann England-Bridges

Deputy Sheriff Julie Ann England-Bridges

Hardee County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, September 10, 2017

Julie Ann England-Bridges

Deputy Sheriff Julie Bridges and Sergeant Joseph Ossman, of the Florida Department of Corrections, were killed in a vehicle crash at the intersection of Route 66 and Old Crewsville Road, in Zolfo Springs, at approximately 6:45 am.

Both officers had been required to stay in the county despite mandatory evacuations due to Hurricane Irma. Deputy Bridges was picking up supplies for a hurricane shelter when her patrol car collided head-on with Sergeant Ossman's vehicle. Sergeant Ossman was reporting for his shift at the Hardee Correctional Institution, which remained opened despite the evacuation.

Deputy Bridges had served with the Hardee County Sheriff's Office for 13 years. She is survived by her 8-year-old son and parents.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 111

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 1st anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

September 10, 2018

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