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Monday, October 18, 2021

Jewell County releases statement on deputy involved shooting

Two Jewell County Sheriff’s deputies were injured this morning just before 8 a.m. after a gunman entered the Jewell County Sheriff’s Office and opened fire.

One deputy was airlifted from the scene and is scheduled to undergo surgery at a hospital in Salina, KS. His condition is unknown at this time. The second deputy was treated for his injuries at an area hospital and is expected to be released later today.

The suspect was taken into custody after being stopped by the Kansas Highway Patrol on US-81 in Ottawa County. Authorities are waiting to notify relatives before releasing any names.

Jewell County Sheriff Don Jacobs said investigators are working to determine exactly what occurred. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the Kansas Highway Patrol, as well as Osborne, Smith, Republic and Mitchell County officials were in Mankato assisting the Jewell County Sheriff’s Office at the scene.

The Jewell County Courthouse will be closed for the remainder of the day and is expected to be open Wednesday.


Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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