MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was shot and killed on I-95 Wednesday while assisting a disabled vehicle.
FHP says Trooper Joseph Bullock, 42, was assisting a disabled vehicle on I-95 northbound in Martin County when the driver of the vehicle shot and killed him.
The suspect was then shot and killed by a Riviera Beach police officer who happened to be driving by the scene shortly after.
The suspect’s identity has not been released.
Further details are expected to be unveiled at a later time, as the investigation remains very new and active.
Bullock was a 19-year veteran of the Florida Highway Patrol.
“Today, the entire Florida Highway Patrol and FLHSMV family is heartbroken as we mourn the tragic loss of Trooper Joseph Bullock, a nearly 19-year veteran of the Florida Highway Patrol who chose to make selflessly serving and protecting others his life’s work. Please keep his family and his team members in your prayers.”FLHSMV Executive Director Terry L. Rhodes and FHP Colonel Gene Spaulding