ELKO — An Elko County sheriff’s deputy is recovering from an injury he suffered while accidentally shooting himself in the wrist while cleaning his department-issued weapon.
Undersheriff Clair Morris says Deputy Mike Moore was cleaning his .40-caliber Glock during a break from patrolling the Jarbidge area over the weekend when a bullet in the chamber discharged into his wrist.
Morris said Moore apparently had his finger on the trigger when he dropped the magazine Saturday afternoon at the Jarbidge Days celebration.
Paramedics responded and stopped the bleeding. Moore was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Twin Falls.
Morris says doctors had to put some pins in his wrist, but he’ll be fine.