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Kentucky State Trooper accidentally shot, expected to make full recovery

Photo Credit: Paula K. Goodin
Photo Credit: Paula K. Goodin(WYMT)
Published: Apr. 3, 2018 at 6:08 PM EDT
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Update 4/3/18 8:00 p.m.

The Kentucky State Trooper who was accidentally shot Tuesday evening is expected to make a full recovery.

Officials said Trooper Joey Brigmon was attempting to put a rifle back in it's mount inside his cruiser, went it accidentally fired.

Brigmon was hit in the arm and face with shrapnel.

Original Story

A Kentucky State Trooper was shot in Bell County Tuesday.

Police tell WYMT the trooper was shot while placing a rifle in his car. The rifle accidentally went off and shot him in the arm.

The trooper was flown to Holston Valley Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Officials have not released the officer's name. We are told he has worked for Kentucky State Police for several years.