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Sumter County detention deputy dies of crash injuries

Detention Deputy James 'Jimmy' Bryon Russo died Saturday, agency says

Detention Deputy James Russo (Photo courtesy of the Sumter County Sheriff's Office)
Detention Deputy James Russo (Photo courtesy of the Sumter County Sheriff's Office)

SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. – A Sumter County detention deputy died Saturday after being injured in a crash earlier this week, the agency said.

Detention Deputy James "Jimmy" Bryon Russo, 31, died at 12:45 p.m. at Bayonet Point Regional Medical Center.

Deputies said the crash happened on State Road 50 in Hernando County.

Russo was hired in 2013 at the Sumter County Detention Center as a civilian detention support specialist. Deputies said he was later promoted to certified detention deputy.