FLORIDA — There are heavy hearts across the state following the killing of a Florida Highway Patrol trooper along I-95 in Martin County.
For more than 19 years, being a state trooper was a part of Joseph Bullock's life.
That’s until he was shot and killed on Interstate 95 in Florida on Wednesday.
His close friend and former classmate Sgt. Dylan Bryan lives in Jacksonville.
He said the 42-year-old will be remembered for one thing in particular.
“He had an unbelievable sense of humor and one of these funniest guys I’ve ever known but certainly going to miss him,” said Bryan.
According to FHP, Bullock was with a broken-down car on I-95 in Martin County before he was shot and killed.
They say an off-duty officer nearby then shot and killed the suspect.
Just last September Bullock was nominated for trooper of the month for saving someone’s life.
“We guided each other through some tough times and good times. He was unbelievable friend, unbelievable mentor, great trooper,” said Bryan.
It’s a loss Sgt. Bryan didn’t expect to happen to someone he has known for many years.
“We hate that it happened, but we do know that the job we’ve taken has inherent risks,” said Bryan.
Sgt. Bryan says Bullock is survived by his parents and two sisters.
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