Canyon County Deputy Released From Hospital After Shooting
Nampa (KBOI) A Canyon County Sheriffs Deputy shot just four days ago is finally released from the hospital. Instead of heading home, the first place he went today was to watch his son play football!
It was a special day as one deputy was released from the hospital. Dozens of fellow officers escorted him to the one thing that means the most, his family.
But Saturday his son's were wrestling and playing football so that is the first place he went. Even though the team he helped coach was in the championship....for the deputy just being there was important.
"I got to coach him this year, and to be able to follow through to be here today to do it. I got to watch my son wrestle and for the first time ever he made a team......to come so close to not being here for this...but being here it means the world...it's a whole new life for me basically."
As a small token of appreciation from the league the officer was given the honor of doing the coin toss before the game. This was an especially moving moment for the sheriff who for the first time nearly lost two of his deputies.
Canyon County Sheriff Craig Smith adds, "my biggest nightmare is that I will lose an officer in the line of duty and when I got that phone call I was praying things would work out and thank god they did."
As he looked on from an r–v that was parked next to the field especially for him, the deputy watched as his son's team went on to become champions.
At the request of the deputy, is name is not being released. The other officer who was shot received treatment as well, but didn't have to stay at the hospital.
The suspect is in serious condition.