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Texas Sgt. Who Lost Eye In Shotgun Blast Recounts Encounter

April 10, 2011  | 

The Conroe (Texas) Police officer who lost his eye when he was hit by a shotgun blast recounted his harrowing encounter to the Houston Chronicle.

Sgt. James Kelemen Sr. recounted the encounter with a man he knew wanted "suicide by cop," when he responded to the call of a man threatening an employee at a bakery. That man, identified as 54-year-old James Richard Hill, did a dance and fired at the officer from behind a vehicle at about 20 yards.

Sgt. Kelemen said he didn't immediately fire at Hill because he didn't want to risk hitting nearby bystanders. A surgeon removed the right eye of Sgt. Kelemen, who will receive a prosthetic eye.

Read the full story at Chron.com.

Tags: Suicide by Cop, Officer Involved Shootings, Texas


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Michael @ 4/12/2011 2:45 AM

Sgt. Kelemen you are a very lucky guy, I am glad that you have come out of this horrific event with such a positive attitude. I hope you have a speedy return to work. We all know this job is like no other, its in our veins and we love it or we wouldn't do it. So, God Bless and Good Luck to you.

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