Indian River County Sheriff’s Deputy Injured At Firearms Range

Deputy injured at firearms range in Sebastian.
Deputy injured at firearms range in Sebastian.

SEBASTIAN, Florida – Late this morning, an Indian River County Sheriff’s Deputy was injured while training at the firearms range, located at 10455 102nd Terrace in Sebastian.

“The deputy accidentally discharged their firearm causing a bullet strike to the right thigh,” Major Eric Flowers said in a statement.

Flowers said the bullet exited through the deputy’s knee.

The deputy was transported to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne where they are currently being treated and expected to be released later this afternoon.

“Law enforcement is a dangerous career. Even when we train, there is a potential for injury. We hope for a speedy recovery,” Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar stated.

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Andy Hodges began his career in the field of radio and TV broadcasting where he worked for about a decade. The Jupiter, Florida resident then pursued computers as they were coming to market in the late 1980's. Andy has also been a software programmer and worked as a Senior Systems Analyst/Engineer in the Information Technology sector in Atlanta. He eventually returned to Florida and made Sebastian his home in 2002.
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