Banks, Crime, Washington County Sheriff's Office

Cpl. Jeremy Braun looks toward returning to work after being shot in line of duty

Joy Braun, Jeremy Braun, and Sheriff Pat Garrett. Photo: Chas Hundley//Banks Post

HILLSBORO - "The valley of the shadow of death is very small, very narrow, and you have to go through it alone," said Corporal Jeremy Braun of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. 

After being shot at close range with a shotgun on August 8, 2019 in a wooded area near a Hagg Lake-area home, Braun walked through that valley many times, he said. 

Braun spoke about his experience during his first public remarks since his close brush with death at a press conference held in Hillsboro on Thursday, February 6. 

Braun and another officer, deputy Chris Iverson, were both shot in a gunfight after reports came in of a theft of firearms from a home near Hagg Lake. Officers with multiple agencies . . .

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