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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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Conditions are dry, but chilly. Winds have strengthened out of the north making it feel bitterly cold. As we head into the overnight hours temperatures will fall into the mid 20s. As winds stay gusty out of the north it will make it feel more like the teens Sunday morning under clear skies. The majority of the Tri-State will remain dry come Sunday afternoon. There is a slim chance that some of our communities across the far southern reaches of the Tri-State could see some light snowfall early in the afternoon, but it's looking like it will stay south and east of the Tri-State. We'll climb to a high temperature of 38° with sunny and breezy conditions. Gusts out of the north could reach 25-30 MPH.
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