Tuesday, November 29, 2016



EnCon officer shot in hunting accident

GALLATIN – An off-duty state environmental conservation police officer was shot in the leg Tuesday evening when a hunter mistook him for a deer, a source close to the investigation told Mid-Hudson News.

The 36-year-old officer was rushed to MidHudson Regional Medical Center in Poughkeepsie for treatment of the wound caused by a 30-30 rifle shell, the source said.

State Police are investigating the incident which occurred behind US Lumber on Route 7 in Gallatin.


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