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Wounded deputy gets $1,500 to help with health insurance


CHAPPELL (AP) — A Deuel County sheriff’s deputy who lost his family health insurance after he was shot four times while serving arrest warrants will get $1,500 from the county.

Mike Hutchinson said Tuesday that he’ll use the one-time stipend to buy coverage through the Affordable Care Act.

Hutchinson was injured Dec. 3 while trying to arrest a suspect in Big Springs. The suspect was subsequently killed by another officer. Hutchinson left a hospital Feb. 22 and has been recovering since.

But he lost his group plan coverage May 31. The Nebraska Association of County Officials, which pro...

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