Deputy Dean Bardes


FORT MYERS, Fla. — A sheriff’s deputy who was beaten on a Florida interstate more than a year ago has died.

CBS Fort Meyers affiliate WINK-TV reports Cape Coral police found 48-year-old Lee County Deputy Dean Bardes dead in his home Tuesday.

Police say no foul play is suspected in Bardes’ death. A cause of death hasn’t been released.

Authorities said that in November 2016, Bardes was confronted and slammed to the ground by 53-year-old Edward Strother…