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Deputy wounded when blaze causes gun to fire

Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 11:06 PM
Last updated 11:14 PM
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A Burke County sheriff’s deputy was hospitalized Friday afternoon sustaining a gunshot wound during a structure fire.

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Travis Highfield
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While responding to the fire just outside of Sardis, Deputy Jay Hollingsworth was injured after a weapon stored inside the burning building discharged, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.

Hollingsworth was transported to an area hospital, where he was “alert” at the time of his surgery.

About 9 p.m., Hollingsworth was out of surgery and recovering, according to a post on the sheriff’s office’s Facebook page. The bullet didn’t hit any vital organs.

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soapy_725
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soapy_725 09/07/13 - 08:33 am
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Surprise!! Surprise!! A gun and bullets in a house.
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Surprise!! Surprise!! A gun and bullets in a house.

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 09/07/13 - 12:21 pm
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Wishing a speedy recovery

to Deputy Hollingsworth - one never knows where the bullets come from - Good luck, and God bless you!!

Darby
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Darby 09/07/13 - 04:45 pm
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Some folks just can't catch a break.

A bullet, maybe, but a break.... Sorry 'bout that.

A rare exception to that old canard about "Guns don't shoot people, people do."

Best of luck for a speedy recovery deputy.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 09/08/13 - 08:13 am
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Darby - It wasn't

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the Guns fault, the Fire forced the gun to do it.

My Dittos:
"Best of luck for a speedy recovery deputy."

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Marinerman1 09/09/13 - 06:57 am
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Thoughts and Prayers

Thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery from me as well. This is one of those -- "You Just Never Know" situations. Must've been a really hot fire where the gun was sitting.

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