2 Florida officers killed in crash during Hurricane Irma evacuation
Two officers killed in Hurricane Irma evacuation zone crash.
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.
Sergeant Ossman had served with the Florida Department of Corrections for 21 years.
Our deepest prayers and condolences go out the family.