Osceola deputy fired after investigation into deadly crash

in Osceola County News & Events

SOURCE: ClickOrlando.com

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – An internal affairs investigation into the actions of a deputy involved in a deadly crash in 2018 has resulted in her termination.

Investigators said Gloria Boccio was behind the wheel of an Osceola County Sheriff’s Office cruiser on the morning of Oct. 5, 2018.

That’s when they said she hit a pickup truck, killing the driver, Robert Johnston, 34.

Florida Highway Patrol investigators ruled out any criminal wrongdoing in their investigation, and they cited her for careless driving and not wearing her seat belt.

An internal affairs investigation conducted by the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office concluded Boccio had been involved in at least five incidents with her vehicles within the first 18 months she worked as a deputy.