How You Can Help An Ada County Sheriff’s Deputy Injured On-Duty
A deputy is recovering from severe injuries and a man is dead following a fatal confrontation that took place early Monday morning (4/10) on I-84 near the Eisenman Road exit just after 2 AM according to Ada County Sheriff's Office.
According to the official report, dispatch received calls that a man was walking along the side of I-84 and that it was causing cars to have to swerve to avoid hitting him. When officers approached the man, he ignored them before becoming extremely violent:
When one of the deputies grabbed Decker’s backpack, he swung around and grabbed the deputy. As a struggle between the two began, Decker pulled out a knife and stabbed the deputy multiple times as they fell on the ground. That is when two other deputies fired their guns at Decker, incapacitating him.
The report says that another deputy transported the injured deputy to another ambulance nearby while the suspect who stabbed the deputy died at a local hospital from his gunshots.
Closures on I-84 continued into the afternoon while authorities gathered evidence according to Ada County Sheriff's Office.
Ada County Sheriff shared how you can help on their Facebook page:
They also shared a Venmo that you can donate to @ACSEA.
We're truly grateful for our local law enforcement and it's tragedies like this that remind us they put their lives on the line every day. We extend our prayers and wishes for a speedy recovery of the injured deputy.
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