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Sheriff hurt while cleaning a handgun in Des Moines County

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Des Moines County Sheriff Mike Johnstone photo from the county website

The sheriff suffered an injury to his hand while he was cleaning a gun at his home in Des Moines County, Iowa.

Sheriff Mike Johnstone sustained a gunshot wound to his left hand as he cleaned his personal handgun, at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 16, 2015, according to a statement from the Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office.

Johnstone was taken to a local emergency room for treatment, and later transferred to another facility for treatment by a surgeon who specializes in hand injuries.

Johnstone’s injury was not life-threatening, the statement said.

 

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