Sheriff Chad Jensen injured in hunting accident

Cache County Sheriff Chad Jensen was injured in a hunting accident, Saturday in southern Idaho.

Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Matt Bilodeau said Jensen was goose hunting when he sustained a gunshot injury to his left hand. The incident occurred near Soda Springs and is being investigated by deputies with the Caribou County Sheriff’s Office.

Jensen was flown by Life Flight helicopter to the University of Utah Hospital where he was treated by a team of hand trauma specialists.

Caribou County Sheriff Michael Haderlie said deputies were not informed of the shooting until Jensen was already being transported. Witness’ statements are indicating that the shooting appears to be completely accidental. It occurred north of Soda Springs.

Bilodeau said Jensen was released from the hospital Monday morning and will be recuperating for several days. He is planning on being back to work shortly.

In his absence, Bilodeau and other sheriff’s office administrators are handling operations.

Bilodeau said Jensen and his family appreciate the outpouring of support they have received from so many people.

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