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Accident: 202369245 - Two Sheriff'S Deputies Are Shot During A Traffic Stop

Accident: 202369245 -- Report ID: 1055360 -- Event Date: 06/19/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31625839106/21/20129221Office Of The Sheriff

At approximately 4:18 p.m. on June 19, 2012, Employee #1 and Employee #2, both of whom were Sheriff's Deputies in the Office of the Sheriff, were wounded by gunshots when making a traffic stop. Employee #1 was making the stop when he ran a check on the license plate and found that the owner was wanted for a felony. Employee #1 then asked for assistance. When Employee #2, the second officer, arrived, both Employee #1 and Employee #2 stopped the vehicle. Within seconds of getting out of their vehicles and starting to approach the owner's vehicle, the occupant fired on the officers. Both officers sustained gunshot wounds and were transported and admitted to the hospital with puncture wounds. Both are in stable condition.

Keywords: gunshot, vehicle in gear, traffic control, automobile, puncture

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316258391 Hospitalized injury Puncture Occupation not reported
2 316258391 Hospitalized injury Puncture Occupation not reported

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