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Mahnomen County Sheriff's Deputy Christopher Dewey

Shot Mahnomen deputy undergoes emergency surgery


Christopher Dewey, the sheriff's deputy from Mahnomen County shot in the head and abdomen during a February standoff, underwent emergency surgery early Tuesday to correct major brain bleeding.

Doug Krier, Mahnomen County sheriff, said Dewey will be in intensive care and in an induced coma for a few days, but his family is optimistic about recovery.

"They don't feel it was a setback," said Krier, who spoke with Dewey's wife, Emily Dewey, on Tuesday.

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