2018 MC-1 Beneficiary, Deputy J. Pelle
Douglas County Deputy Jeffrey Pelle has been in law enforcement since 2012. On new year's eve of 2017, he and several other deputies entered an apartment to place a mental health hold on a subject and were met with gunfire. Attempting to rescue his partner, Deputy Parrish, Deputy Pelle was shot in the chest, a half an inch from his heart. The bullet entered near his armpit and traveled diagonally down to his colon. He suffered a collapsed lung, punctured diaphragm, multiple broken ribs, and a lacerated liver.
Deputy Pelle remained in the hospital for 20 days before being released. With a great amount of support from his wife, family and friends, Deputy Pelle returned to work (on light duty) 17 weeks after he was injured. Pelle continues to see doctors and attends physical therapy.
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THANK YOU to everyone who joined us for the 5th Annual MC-1 Honor Run on Sunday, September 30, 2018. We appreciate your continued support and we look forward to seeing you next year.