Posey County Deputy Remains in Critical Condition After Being Shot in the Head

Posey County Dispatch says a male deputy has been critically shot in New Harmony Saturday night.

Posted: Sep 18, 2021 7:33 PM
Updated: Sep 20, 2021 1:29 PM

A male deputy with the Posey County Sheriff's Office was been critically shot in New Harmony on Saturday night.

The Indiana State Police has now identified that deputy as 41-year-old Bryan Hicks.

Posey County Dispatch says this happened on the 600 block of Short Street just before 7:00 p.m.

The Posey County Sheriff's Office had been conducting a welfare check at the home of 70-year-old Paul Wiltshire.

Within moments of arriving on the scene, Wiltshire started shooting at the officers.

Officers returned gunfire and Hicks was shot in the head and critically injured during the exchange.

The suspect was also shot multiple times.

Both Hicks and Wiltshire are being treated at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville.

Sgt. Ringle says the deputy is now fighting for his life and asks the community to pray for his recovery and for his family.

Posey County Sheriff Tom Latham says he is grateful for the many thoughts and prayers given for Deputy Hicks and his family as he continues to fight for his life.

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It was another chilly start across the Tri-State; while we only dipped as low as 43° in Evansville, many others across the Tri-State fell into the upper 30s earlier this morning. The cool air didn't linger long however, temperatures quickly reached back into the mid 70s across the region this afternoon - higher pressure camped out over the southeastern quarter of the country will continue to keep the skies above the Tri-State clear while gradually driving temperatures higher over the next few days. Despite our anticipated southerly winds this evening, you may still want to grab a jacket before your head out to dinner; after seeing a temperature near 64° around dinnertime, we'll fall off toward the mid to upper 50s by 10 o'clock. Overnight lows will again dwindle into the mid to low 40s for the majority of the Ohio Valley early Tuesday morning.
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