Local authorities have shown an outpouring of support after two Cabell County Sheriff’s Office deputies were shot Wednesday night.
According to The Cabell County Sheriff’s Office, two deputies were shot while serving a search warrant at a home in Ona, West Virginia.
Deputy Jimmy Johnston was shot twice in his bulletproof vest and released from the hospital. Deputy Jared Cremeans was shot three times and was scheduled to undergo surgery for injuries to his hand.
The Ashland Police Department released a statement on social media after the incident, sending prayers and support to the injured deputies.
“The Ashland Police Department sends prayers for the speedy recovery for two Cabell County Sheriff’s deputies shot,” said the statement. “We also send our support to Sheriff Chuck Zerkle and the men and women of the Cabell County Sheriff’s Department during this sad time.”
APD Chief Todd Kelley and APD Lt. Rob Simpson responded to the hospital to meet and support the Cabell County Sheriff’s Office
“We had a lot of support, a lot of friends came out, it was really great,” Zerkle said.
“All are doing well,” read the statement. “It was fantastic to see one deputy walk out of the hospital with us. The other is being treated for extremity wounds. Thank goodness both were wearing their vests.”
The Boyd County Sheriff’s Department also released a statement of support to the deputies.
“Please let’s all keep Cabell County deputies in our thoughts and prayers,” said the statement. “Thank God the deputies were able to survive this violent situation. Cabell County Sheriff Zirkle is a great guy and a dedicated sheriff.”