LEE COUNTY, Fla. --- The Lee County Sheriff's Office confirming the passing of Deputy Dean Bardes.
News of his death breaking out Wednesday afternoon.
Deputy Bardes was involved in a deadly shooting that took place on I-75 in November 2016.
Deputy Bardes was assisting the Florida Highway Patrol with an unrelated traffic crash when a vehicle almost hit him.
Deputy Bardes pursued the vehicle and was attacked by the driver when a Good Samaritan, witnessing the events fired their weapon ending the violent attack.
There is no word on what the cause of death is at this time.