MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. – Central Florida law enforcement agencies and elected officials are remembering the Florida Highway Patrol trooper who was shot to death near an I-95 rest stop in South Florida.
Trooper Joseph Bullock, a 19-year veteran, died in a shooting before noon Wednesday near a rest stop not far from Palm City, about 45 minutes north of West Palm Beach, the Highway Patrol said in a statement.
[FULL STORY: Florida trooper killed in shooting at I-95 rest stop]
Details on what led to the shooting have not been released.
Bullock was someone who chose to make selflessly serving and protecting others his life’s work,” FHP Executive Director Terry L. Rhodes and Col. Gene Spaulding said in a joint statement.
Here’s how other Florida agencies and officials are remembering Bullock:
Our hearts and prayers go out to the family, friends, colleagues, and loved ones of this slain Florida Highway Patrol trooper. https://t.co/DvUydEylfX— FDLE (@fdlepio) February 5, 2020
Sheriff Russ Gibson and the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office stand with the citizens of the State of Florida as we mourn the loss of one of our Florida State Troopers in Martin County today. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and the entire FHP family. pic.twitter.com/PH2QgntkfN— Osceola Sheriff (@OsceolaSheriff) February 5, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with Trooper Bullock's family and the entire @FLHSMV family. Attacks on our law enforcement will not stand, and we should all condemn them. This perpetrator must face justice. https://t.co/SkTqpR2yAZ— Rep. Stephanie Murphy (@RepStephMurphy) February 5, 2020
Our condolences go out to our fellow Law Enforcement Family with FHP and those who knew and loved Trooper Joseph Bullock. https://t.co/wnCoAgqCDn— Orange County Sheriff's Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) February 5, 2020
Sending our thoughts and prayers. https://t.co/24yHdNEGC8— Sheriff John Mina (@SheriffMina) February 5, 2020
We are heartbroken to hear about the loss of Trooper Bullock. 💔 https://t.co/cTIB8hyZLl— Polk County Sheriff 🚔 (@PolkCoSheriff) February 5, 2020