Wolfe County Deputy Shot With Own Firearm During Arrest


A Wolfe County deputy was shot with his own gun during a struggle with the suspect he was attempting to arrest.

Kentucky state police report that Deputy Jacob Holland made contact with an armed man on Bear Pen Road. Ksp says the man, 26-year-old Christopher Whisman ran from the deputy and during the arrest there occurred a struggle over the deputy’s firearm.

The two ended up fighting over the deputy’s gun, resulting in the officer being shot during the struggle. The suspect was not injured and was arrested afterwards. Deputy Holland was taken to Kentucky River Medical Center in Breathitt County for non-life threatening injuries. Whisman has been charged with first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer.