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Too many officers are fighting the battle to classify their injuries as injured on duty (IOD), and a national dialogue needs to be started on this topic to establish universal guidelines and criteria
Deputy Lucas Watts was shot in the head by a suspect who has since been arrested
Officer Bruce Foster was shot from behind by a suspect while pursuing another fleeing suspect; both suspects are now in custody
“That was the scariest moment of my life,” Deputy Manuel Santos said
The three members of the Sheriff’s Team of Active Retirees were taken to a hospital for treatment, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office said
“Everything about what he did, he was being so genuine. It was easy to have someone to talk to there,” Trooper Josh Osche said
“Because of this man’s deliberate and intentional actions, [the deputies’] lives and their family’s lives are changed forever,” Sheriff Chad Chronister said
“These deputies never had a chance,” Sheriff Chad Chronister said. “They didn’t have a chance to get out of the way”
Officer Tiffany Wood suffered numerous broken bones and a head injury, but says the positivity of her supporters is helping her recover quickly