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07-31-07, 03:19 AM #1
Sheriff injured on his way home...
He was hit by a drunk driver. The news just said that he may loose his leg. Thats the 3rd local cop hurt by a drunk driver recently. GRRR!!!
Deputy critically injured by suspected drunken driver in Bothell
By Jennifer Sullivan
Seattle Times staff reporter
A King County sheriff's deputy is listed in critical condition this morning at Harborview Medical Center after he was struck by a suspected drunken driver in Bothell early Sunday morning.
The deputy had just finished working at the Torchlight Parade and was riding home on his personal motorcycle around 1:30 a.m. when he was struck by a pickup that was leaving the Cozy Inn Tavern, 6215 N.E. Bothell Way, said sheriff's spokesman John Urquhart.
The 56-year-old Metro Transit Police detective has been with the department for 23 years, said Urquhart. His name is not being released.
The 36-year-old Phoenix man driving the pickup was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of vehicular assault.
07-31-07, 10:44 AM #2
07-31-07, 10:55 AM #3Corporal
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I am confused... was the Sheriff injured or one of his deputies?
Stupid people shouldn't be able to drive!
07-31-07, 12:55 PM #4
07-31-07, 02:31 PM #5
PDawg, you are correct. However, there is only 1 Sheriff, and he is only referred to as the sheriff. Each deputy is always called a deputy, or deputy sheriff, but never sheriff. Prayers are enroute.
07-31-07, 02:36 PM #6
Best wishes for a quick recovery.
08-01-07, 02:22 AM #7
Sorry if I used the wrong terminology, he is a deputy. Just heard an update on the news. He lost his right leg, but his condition has improved. I hope they nailed the scumbag who hurt him.
08-01-07, 08:31 AM #8
Thats terrible that he lost his leg, but atleast he is alive, thank God.
08-01-07, 12:07 PM #9Molly Weasley makes Chuck Norris eat his vegetables.
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08-01-07, 12:24 PM #10
08-02-07, 02:50 AM #11
Awkwardly, Don (which I believe is the officer's name) is my mother's ex-boyfriend.
He did end up losing his leg, but he should pull through just fine, otherwise.
08-05-07, 12:35 PM #12
So sad. I have no tolerance for drunk drivers...Calm Like A Bomb...
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