Fund created for injured Jewell County deputies

They were injured in a shooting last week

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. 

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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