Deputy’s Shooting Spurs South Carolina Officials to Push for Vehicle Armor

The week after the shooting, the council approved a motion to look at proposals for installing bullet-resistant glass in all sheriff’s office vehicles.

Oconee County Sheriff's Cpl. Lucas Watts was shot and critically wounded during a Nov. 16 pursuit. The bullet went through the windshield of his vehicle.Oconee County Sheriff's Cpl. Lucas Watts was shot and critically wounded during a Nov. 16 pursuit. The bullet went through the windshield of his vehicle.Oconee County SO

Officials in Oconee County, South Carolina, are looking to add armored glass to sheriff’s vehicles after a deputy was shot and critically wounded during a vehicle pursuit.

Cpl. Lucas Watts, 27, was shot in the head during a pursuit in Fair Play on Nov. 16. He remains in the hospital in critical condition.

Oconee County Council Chairman Matthew Durham said the bullet passed through Watts’ front windshield. The week after the shooting, the council approved a motion to look at proposals for installing bullet-resistant glass in all sheriff’s office vehicles, Fox Carolinas reports.

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