Sheriff hurt while cleaning a handgun in Des Moines County
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.