Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Joseph Bullock was fatally shot on Interstate 95 near Stuart on Wednesday morning.
Martin County, FL – A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was fatally shot on Wednesday morning on Interstate 95 near Stuart.
The incident occurred at about 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 5 near mile marker 107 when Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Joseph Bullock was fatally shot while he was assisting a member of the public, WSVN reported.
Trooper Bullock was a 19-year veteran of the Florida Highway Patrol, according to a post on Twitter by the Florida Department of Highway Safety.
“The entire Florida Highway Patrol and FLHSMV family mourns today for the loss of one of our own, FHP Trooper Joseph Bullock. Please keep his family and his team members in your prayers,” the agency wrote.
The Martin County Sheriff’s Office has closed down both north-and-southbound Interstate 95 near the incident scene.
Officials have not released any details about the incident that left the trooper dead.