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Deputy Sheriff Julie Bridges | Hardee County Sheriff's Office, Florida Hardee County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff

Julie Bridges

Hardee County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Sunday, September 10, 2017
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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Julie Bridges

 

Thank you, Officer Bridges, for your service to the citizens of Hardee County, FL. May the Lord comfort your family and fellow deputies of the Hardee County Sheriff’s Department during this very difficult time. Thank you for your sacrifice and Rest in Peace Ma’am.

K. Shipp, Special Agent
Dept. of VA, Office of Inspector General, CID
October 10, 2017

RIP.

Officer Steven Austin
Lawrence TWP P.D. (NJ)
October 5, 2017

Whatever our duty, or wherever we serve, we are all brothers and sisters in this most honorable calling. We have lost yet another sister who we must never forget.

My deepest sympathy to both her family and her law enforcement family. My thoughts and prayers are with them. May she rest in eternal peace.

Sgt. Tom Waller, Retired
Cincinnati P.D.
October 4, 2017

A real "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY
September 30, 2017

God Bless and Godspeed.

LISA B.
GEORGIA LEO CIVILIAN SUPPORTER
September 27, 2017

Rest in peace bam thank you for your services you will be missed but not forgotten

Sergeant James Hallgrimson
Arrow security Inc
September 27, 2017

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society. 

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial: 


"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children 
of God." Matthew 5:9 

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association
September 27, 2017

My condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Julie Bridges. While words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, we look forward to the time when words will fail to capture the joy of having our heavenly Father return your dear one to you.

Cpl. William Stanback (Retired)
Pennsylvania State Police
September 25, 2017

My heart goes out to Deputy Bridges and her family. I worked with Julie many years ago when she worked for Florida Power and Light in Sarasota.

RIP Julie. You are now with the lord

Bill Dorsey
September 24, 2017

Rip Sgt Ossman and Deputy Bridges. Thank you for your dedicated service and sacrifice to LE. May God be with your Family and all LE.

Former Trooper Ken R. Bays
Virginia State Police
September 24, 2017

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over six years. I pray that Julie's life and death will bring glory to His name.

Trust those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011
September 23, 2017

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of YHWH". Mattityahu 5:9

Rest In Peace, my sister. Thank you for your service. May GOD comfort your family and friends.

Retired Chief Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department
September 23, 2017

Deepest Sympathies to the Families of both Brdges and Ossman Families and to their Brothers and Sisters of the Hardee County Sheriff's Office Wachula County Fla.

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP, Trafic & Escort Unit
September 22, 2017

To the family of Deputy Sheriff Julie Bridges, friends, Sheriff Arnold Lanier and the Hardee County Sheriff's Office.
You are lifted up in thought and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you His peace. Thank you for your service. Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. batson
Cherry / O'Berry Ploice Department, NC
September 21, 2017

Deputy Bridges, thank you so very much for your service not only to the people of the State of Florida but, truly, to the entire country. Your death is beyond tragic and defies any possible words I can say. My thoughts are with your family, friends, co-workers, community, and each and every single person who is mourning and will forever mourn your death. Thank you so much for all you have done. You lived as a hero and will be remembered as one.

Sergeant B. Wolgast
Florida Department of Corrections
September 21, 2017

My heart bleeds for the loss of one who was loved, one who was a protector, and one who was and still is an inspiration to many. May God open his kingdom to an honored one coming home. Prayers for the family.

J. Bennett 311
Alachua P.D.
September 20, 2017

My family and I would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Julie Bridges during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Bridges.

Gail M Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/2004
September 19, 2017

R.I.P. SISTER Bridges!!!

Nebraska Police Officer
September 18, 2017

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement
September 18, 2017

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one who’s blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission
Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
September 18, 2017

My heart breaks every time an officer/trooper dies...may God watch over your fellow officers and your family during this trying time!

Ruthann Cross, Civilian
September 17, 2017

I thank DeputyBridges for her commitment with the community. She has demonstrated that no matter what is the cituation she was always ready to serve the comunnity. We all should be thankfull of our men and women who are willing to risk their lives for us.

Ana Campos/Class 425
LASD
September 17, 2017

Sheriff Arnold Lanier ,i just heard of the lost of deputy Bridges
i am sorry to hear that you lost an officer .in the storm . may the deputy rest in peace

ricky taylor retired sgt.
miami police department
September 16, 2017

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department
September 15, 2017

Rest in Peace Deputy Bridges. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, coworkers, and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department
September 15, 2017

 
 

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