Deputy shot during chase in McCreary County recovering

Published: Jun. 26, 2017 at 12:22 PM EDT
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McCreary County Sheriff's Deputy Frank Brown is recovering after being shot during a pursuit on Saturday night.

Brown was attempting to stop a man on a red motorcycle on Jones Hollow Road. Police say the man turned around and fired two shots; one of them hit Brown in the chest area. The deputy was not seriously hurt because he had on a bulletproof vest.

Emergency crews took the deputy to the hospital to be checked out. Other than some bruising, Deputy Brown was okay.

State Police say that sadly this is a risk they take on every day.

"Anytime you put a badge and a gun on, as a law enforcement officer, you're putting yourself at risk." says State Trooper Lloyd Cochran, "It's a reality check for everyone that works around here, if you are a law enforcement officer. It can happen anytime."

Police have a limited description of the man they are trying to find; he was driving an older model red motorcycle and wearing a red helmet. The man was last seen wearing khaki shorts, black shirt, black riding boots, and a black Nike backpack.

The McCreary County Sheriff's Office forwarded all questions about the shooting to Kentucky State Police, which is leading the investigation.

Kentucky State Police is asking anyone with any information regarding this investigation to contact Post 11 at 606-878-6622 or 1-800-222-5555.