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Recently-Married Sheriff’s Deputy Stabbed in Artery While on the Job

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What to Know

  • A Putnam County sheriff's deputy sustained injuries after being stabbed when responding to a disturbance Monday morning, according to the sheriff's department
  • According to Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. at approximately 10 a.m. deputies responded to a disturbance at a residence in the Town of Putnam Valley.
  • Although the man was subsequently taken into custody, during the confrontation one of the deputies was stabbed and sustained injuries.

A Putnam County sheriff's deputy had to undergo surgery after being stabbed when responding to a disturbance Monday morning, according to the sheriff's department.

Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. says that, at approximately 10 a.m., deputies responded to a disturbance at a residence in the Town of Putnam Valley.

He said the cops found a father and son arguing at the home, and the son locked himself in a room. The father busted down the door, and the son then allegedly stabbed his father multiple times.

When deputies stepped in to Taser the son, one of the officers got in a tussle with him and was stabbed in the arm, which severed an artery.

Langley, Jr. said the other deputy called an ambulance but another deputy arrived, and they decided to drive their colleague to hospital in the patrol car.

He says doctors were able to repair and artery and the injured deputy is recovering. He is said to have been recently married.

The suspect's father also survived. The investigation is ongoing.

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