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Young Sheriff's Deputy Killed In NY Standoff

Young Sheriff's Deputy Killed In NY Standoff

Associated Press

June 07, 2011

KNOXBORO, N.Y. — A 24-year-old sheriff’s deputy, whose wife is pregnant with their second child, was fatally shot during a gun battle at the end of a five-hour standoff at a house in central New York, authorities said Tuesday.

Deputy Kurt Wyman died after being rushed to a Utica hospital following the shootout around 2 a.m. Tuesday inside a garage in the rural hamlet of Knoxboro, the Oneida County Sheriff’s Department told WKTV-TV and the Observer-Dispatch.

The suspect, Chris Patterson, 41, was shot several times by police and was in critical condition at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica, officials said.

Authorities said police responded to a report of a domestic dispute around 9 p.m. Monday at Patterson’s home in the farming community of about 2,000.

Patterson was armed with a long gun and had retreated to a garage when law enforcement officers arrived, authorities said.

Sheriff’s spokesman Lt. James McCarthy told the Utica newspaper that Wyman died from a single gunshot wound.

No other injuries were reported and details of the domestic dispute weren’t immediately available.

McCarthy said Wyman had been with the sheriff’s department for four years and had served with the Marines in the Middle East.

He said Wyman and his wife have one child together, and she went into labor with their second child after hearing the news of her husband’s shooting.

Authorities said more information on the shootout would be released at a news conference Tuesday morning.

Knoxboro is about 30 miles southeast of Syracuse.


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    revCCBeasley

    almost 3 years ago

    2944 Comments

    RIP, God be with the Family as they deal with a tragetic lost.

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    dcrump

    almost 3 years ago

    192 Comments

    R.I.P. our law enforcement brother!

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    batman2944

    almost 3 years ago

    738 Comments

    Rest in Peace Deputy Wyman, and God Bless!

    "Train for the Fight"

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    MP247

    almost 3 years ago

    332 Comments

    Rest in Peace Deputy Wyman

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    Inxorte

    almost 3 years ago

    734 Comments

    RIPB

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    aussie4

    almost 3 years ago

    5328 Comments

    Not only did I lose a brother Leo, but a brother Marine also. God Bless Leo Wyman and his family.

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    RLW

    almost 3 years ago

    292 Comments

    RIP Brother, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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    WACollector

    almost 3 years ago

    764 Comments

    Rest In Peace, Brother.

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    boritico

    almost 3 years ago

    928 Comments

    R.I.P.B.

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    captainbud

    almost 3 years ago

    420 Comments

    May you rest in peace, my brother. May God comfort and bless your family and friends.

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    FBD183

    almost 3 years ago

    728 Comments

    Rest In Peace Brother

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    SOARTMAR

    almost 3 years ago

    444 Comments

    RIP

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    Cap701

    almost 3 years ago

    116 Comments

    As you departed the bonds of this earth and touched the face of God, know that the service and dedication you had for your department, its fellow officers and the citizens of your community will never be forgotten. May God comfort in this time of sorrow your family, your fellow officers and all those whose lives you have touched. RIP brother, we’ll take it from here.

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    StanfieldS

    almost 3 years ago

    132 Comments

    RIP Brother. Prayers for you and your family.

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    Anonymous

    almost 3 years ago

    RIP Brother. Tremendous loss for family, friends, coworkers, and your brothers and sisters in LE.

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