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Deputy involved in 2016 interstate shooting passes away

Posted at 4:22 PM, Jan 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-04 08:20:22-05

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.