Two deputies in Trenton (FL) were killed in the line of duty on Thursday.
Around 4 p.m., the deputies, with the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office, were shot and killed in a suspected ambush, according to the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office.
The shooting occurred on SR-26 and East Wade Street in Trenton, Florida. Trenton is approximately two hours north of Tampa Bay.
Sources indicate that the deputies were killed in a restaurant. The suspect has also been killed.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said: “My heart breaks with the tragic news of two Gilchrist County deputies that were senselessly killed today while in the line of duty.
“The daily risk that law enforcement officers take to protect our communities is overwhelming. My deepest condolences and prayers are with their families as they mourn the devastating loss of their loved ones.
“May their families, friends and fellow officers find peace and comfort during this very difficult time.”
The identities of the deputies and the suspect has not yet been released.
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