UPDATE @ 12:40 p.m. (May 14)
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office has identified the suspect who was killed in Saturday’s officer involved shooting as 55-year-old Darrell J. Bruffy of Orient, Ohio. The deputy who was shot and injured has been identified as 29-year-old Jacob Heaberlin, a seven year veteran. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Heaberlin is doing well and is in good spirits as he recovers from non-life threatening injuries.
A Franklin County deputy was shot and a suspect was killed in an exchange of gunfire Saturday evening following an attempted traffic stop.
The deputy, who was not identified, was taken to Grant Medical Center and has undergone surgery for injuries that are not life-threatening. The deputy, a seven-year veteran, is in stable condition, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office told our media partner, WBNS-TV in Columbus.
The suspect’s name also was not released.
The incident happened around 6:45 p.m. in the area of Harrisburg Pike and Hopkins Avenue.
“This is the worst phone call to receive,” Sheriff Dallas Baldwin said. “When you get a call from your radio room that you have a deputy shot, you immediately think the worst.
“We have received calls from everyone you can think of expressing their support,” Baldwin said. “Today is the one-year anniversary of the Kirkersville police chief who was killed last year. Unfortunately, it’s also police memorial week. Tonight is a real reminder of how dangerous police work is.”
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