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Firefighter Hospitalized

By Neal A. Johnson, Unterrified Democrat Editor

Photo by Jerry Voss, Unterrified Democrat Publisher.

Photo by Jerry Voss, Unterrified Democrat Publisher.

Linn Fire Protection District (LFPD) firefighter Adam Strope, 23, was hospitalized last Wednesday after being shot in the foot at a house fire.

Chief Ron Hoffman explained that during the initial attack of the fire at 63 Daffodil Lane in Bonnots Mill, while throwing smoldering items out of a bedroom window to the yard, some popping occurred in the bedroom. Strope, unaware at first what had happened, exited the structure to discover that he had been shot in the foot by a .380 handgun that had “cooked” off from the heat. The pistol was located in a dresser drawer. Continue Reading →