Friday, September 9, 2011

Long recovery for deputy injured in unintentional shooting

On December 26, 2009, 46-year-old Todd Casey of Marietta, Georgia went to the shooting range to practice for a qualification test for his job as a Cobb County deputy. He returned home and was cleaning his police-issued Glock handgun when he unintentionally discharged the gun. The bullet struck the back of his knee, ripped through the main artery and exited out of the back of his left leg. Doctors were forced to amputate Todd's leg below the knee two days later.

Todd also suffered a brain injury that caused some memory loss and spent weeks in a drug-induced coma. He was in the hospital for three months. He has been on disability since the accident and has only recently been cleared to drive a car. Financial difficulties have forced him to move in with his brother and sister-in-law. He is hoping to find an apartment or someone who is looking for a roommate somewhere in Marietta so he can attend his bi-weekly doctor's appointment in town.

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