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Ore. Deputy Wounded in Gunfight with GTA Suspect

December 09, 2013  | 

Dep. Jim Bucholz (Photo: Marion County Sheriff's Office)
Dep. Jim Bucholz (Photo: Marion County Sheriff's Office)
A Marion County, Ore., Sheriff's deputy is in fair condition after being wounded in a gunfight with a man in a rural area Friday. The suspect was also wounded.

The case began around 9 a.m. Friday when deputies were pursuing a man in a stolen car, Marion County Sgt. Chris Baldridge told KOIN TV Saturday morning. But the deputies lost sight of the vehicle after a while.

Later, they found the car. But after an "intensive search" was about to wrap up, Baldridge said, the suspect spotted a deputy and opened fire.

Dep. Jim Buchholz was hit by a shot and retreated to cover. Baldridge said he began treating his own wound and immediately called for help.

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S.S. @ 12/10/2013 11:08 AM

Good to hear that this Deputy did not give up the fight, and kept his head. I hope you heal quickly and get back out there and fight the good fight.

TheRookie @ 12/12/2013 6:56 PM

Wishing you a speedy recovery, and good job done. May you, your family, and department colleagues have a Merry Christmas, and Happier New Year. God Bless you Deputy, and all Brothers/Sisters in Blue.

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