Fund started for 2 Kansas sheriff’s deputies shot last week

September 5, 2018

MANKATO, Kan. (AP) — A fund has been established to help two Jewell County sheriff deputies who were shot on duty last week.

Authorities say the deputies were shot by a 40-year-old man who walked into the sheriff’s office, asked to see a deputy and opened fire.

The man, Jason Whitson of Mankato, later shot and killed himself after leading law enforcement on a chase into Ottawa County. A motive for the shooting has not been released.

KSAL reports the Jewell County Sheriff’s Office said both deputies will make a “long but full recovery.”

The agency says an account has been established to help cover the deputies’ expenses. Donations can be sent to the State Exchange Bank in Mankato.


Information from: The Salina (Kan.) Journal, http://www.salina.com

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