Two officers injured in a shooting at the sheriff’s office in the Jewell County Courthouse are continuing to recover.
Both deputies are expected to recover from their injuries. One deputy has been released and is recovering at home. The second deputy remains at a hospital and will need another surgery according to the KBI.
Last week, a suspect, identified as Jason Lee Whitson, walked up to the dispatch desk and requested to talk to a deputy. As a sheriff’s deputy approached to speak with him, Whitson fired multiple times through a door that led into the dispatch room. Two deputies were injured. Whitson died after self-inflicted gunshot.
A relief fund for the deputies has been set up at the State Exchange Bank in Mankato. To contribute, please send funds to:
Jewell County Sheriff’s Office Relief Fund
C/O The State Exchange Bank
P.O. Box 284 Mankato, KS 66956