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Henderson County News

Sheriff calls in SBI to investigate shooting involving kin of employee

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Henderson County Sheriff Lowell Griffin called on the SBI to investigate a shooting in the Valley Hill community after it was determined that someone involved was a relative of a sheriff’s office employee.   Read Story »

Tags: 2018 sheriff election | Lowell Griffin | officer involved shooting

Henderson County News

Two HPD officers up for national RISE Award

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Risking his own life, Sgt. Alan Bonanno struggled to subdue a mentally ill man who had broken into an elderly man's apartment, eventually taking him into custody.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville Police Department | officer-involved shooting | officer involved shooting

Edneyville News

LIGHTNING PHOTOS: Memorial service honors fallen officers

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Law officers, their families and supporters turned out Saturday evening on Police Officers Memorial Day to pay tribute to fallen officers and hear the community's law enforcement leaders call on them to be "keepers of the light of these fallen heroes."   Read Story »

Tags: law enforcement | officer involved shooting | Ryan Hendrix | police

Henderson County News

Suspect airlifted to Mission in officer-involved shooting

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MILLS RIVER — A man who authorities said had been threatening suicide was shot and wounded Sunday after he "displayed a handgun in a threatening manner," the Henderson County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Deputies and friends remember Deputy Ryan Hendrix at his favorite pub

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Off duty, sheriff’s deputy Ryan Hendrix and his Charlie squad buddies liked to relax and enjoy a beer at Dry Falls Brewing Co.   Read Story »

Tags: Dry Falls Brewing Co. | officer involved shooting | Ryan Hendrix

Henderson County News

Funeral service announced for Detective Hendrix

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A funeral service will be conducted Friday for Henderson County Sheriff's Detective Ryan Hendrix, who died in the line of duty last week.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Sheriff's office announces fund to support family of Ryan Hendrix

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The Henderson County Sheriff's Office and North Carolina Police Benevolent Foundation have set up a website to accept donations to support the family of Sheriff's Detective Ryan Hendrix, who died Thursday as a result of his injuries by an armed suspect.   Read Story »

Tags: officer involved shooting | Ryan Hendrix

Henderson County News

Deputies 'did everything right' in confrontation that ended tragically, sheriff says

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The deputies who encountered an armed subject "did everything right" before the gunman in one movement grabbed a pistol and fired at a deputy, mortally wounding him, Sheriff Lowell Griffin said during a Sept. 11 memorial service that also served as a tribute to the fallen officer.   Read Story »

Tags: officer-involved shooting | officer involved shooting | Ryan Hendrix

Henderson County News

Deputy dies after shooting by suspect, who is shot and killed by deputies

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A 35-year-old Henderson County sheriff’s deputy died at 12:57 p.m. Thursday, about nine hours after a car break-in suspect opened fire on him and other deputies on Bethea Drive in the Mountain Home community.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Deputy shot, suspect killed in wild break-in call

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A sheriff's deputy was shot and critically injured and a gunman killed when law officers returned fire early today during a call to a vehicle break-in off Piney Ridge Road in the Mountain Home community, the sheriff's office said.   Read Story »

Tags: Mountain Home | officer involved shooting

Henderson County News

Newman clears Buncombe deputies in shooting of gunman

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Buncombe County Sheriff’s deputies Scott Robinson and Todd Ernst were completely justified in having to fire upon armed gunman Shane Tilman Kent, age 29, on March 31, 2020 outside the Buncombe County Courthouse and Asheville City Hall, District Attorney Greg Newman said Tuesday.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

HPD officer justified in shooting at armed fleeing suspect, D.A. says

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Hendersonville Police Officer Keenan Nesbitt was justified when he fired at a suspect who pulled a gun as he ran from the officer down an alley in downtown Hendersonville, District Attorney Greg Newman announced.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Officer shoots fleeing suspect who pulled gun, police say

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A Hendersonville police officer shot and wounded a suspect who ran away from the officer and later pulled a gun as the officer was chasing him, the city said in a news release.   Read Story »

Tags: police use of force | officer involved shooting