TRENTON, Fla. — Two deputies in Trenton, Florida 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. FDLE is on the scene investigating.
The shooting occurred on SR-26 and East Wade Street in Trenton, Florida. Trenton is approximately two hours north of Tampa Bay.
No suspects are at large, according to the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office.
GILCHRIST COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE has suffered a terrible tragedy. Please avoid the area of SR 26 from the red light to the area of subway. No suspects are at large. Further updates will be posted later.
— Gilchrist Co Sheriff (@GCSOFlorida) April 19, 2018
Around 5:20 p.m., Florida Governor Rick Scott announced that he has been briefed by Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz on the shooting. "I’ve offered any state support they may need," he wrote in a tweet.
No additional information on the circumstances surrounding the shooting have been released at this time.
Several law enforcement agencies across Florida began offering their condolences and support to the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Department.
— @myclearwaterPD (@myclearwaterPD) April 19, 2018
— ⚡️Pinellas SO⚡️ (@SheriffPinellas) April 19, 2018
Heartbroken to hear of the two deputies with the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office that were killed in the line of the duty today.
Thinking of the deputies' families, friends, and everyone at @GCSOFlorida. 🖤💙🖤
— UCF Police Dept. (@UCFPolice) April 19, 2018
Two Deputies with the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office were shot and killed in a suspected ambush today. The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Department, family & friends of the two deputies are in our thoughts & prayers. pic.twitter.com/PT6Rlhz6o8
— Tallahassee Police (@TallyPD) April 19, 2018
This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.