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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.

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

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