Ky. Reserve Deputy Dies after Accidental Shooting in Car

Feb. 2, 2024
Jefferson County Sheriff's Reserve Deputy Marion "Scott" Fawbrush was in his car following a shift when his gun went off, and he was struck in his leg, hitting an artery.

A Kentucky reserve deputy died from an accidental shooting following a shift Wednesday.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Reserve Deputy Marion "Scott" Fawbrush had finished working and was in his car shortly before 5 p.m., WDRB-TV reports. Fawbrush's gun went off in the vehicle, and he was struck in the leg, hitting an artery.

"It's a big loss," said the sheriff in a statement. "He was a good guy and a good deputy."

Although the shooting is being treated as accidental, the incident is under investigation.

Fawbrush, 60, had been with the sheriff's office since 2016, and he had served in the Army for 31 years before retiring as a command sergeant major. In 2022, Fawbrush earned reserve deputy of the year honors from the agency.

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