Fund started for Kansas sheriff's deputies shot while on duty

September 05, 2018 - 6:44 pm

A fund has been established to help two Jewell County sheriff deputies who were shot on duty last week.

Authorities say the deputies were shot by a man who walked into the sheriff's office, asked to see a deputy and opened fire.

The man, Jason Whitson, 40, of Mankato, later shot and killed himself after leading law enforcement on a chase into Ottawa County. A motive for the shooting has not been released.

The Jewell County Sheriff's Office said both deputies will make a "long but full recovery."

The agency says an account has been established to help cover the deputies' expenses. Donations can be sent to the State Exchange Bank in Mankato.

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