Sheriff’s office: Bland County deputy injured while serving emergency custody order

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BLAND COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A deputy was hospitalized after being injured while serving an emergency custody order in Bland County on Thursday.

The Bland County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were working alongside Virginia State Police to serve an emergency custody order at a Rocky Gap residence on Thursday, Sept. 24.

However, while serving the order, the sheriff’s office says Deputy James Agee sustained a concussion and a torn rotator cuff. According to authorities, Agee was treated at Wytheville Community Hospital before being transferred to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

“A special thank you to Deputy Eric Milliner and Trooper Coy Saunders who heroically helped secure the suspect and administer first aid to Deputy Agee,” the Bland County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement on Friday, Sept. 25.

The sheriff’s office also extended gratitude to the state troopers who assisted on scene and escorted the ambulance to the hospital, the first responders who took care of the injured deputy, and several others for their help over the course of the incident.

As of Monday, Sept. 28, authorities have not shared any new information with regard to Agee’s current condition, or the circumstances that led up to his injuries.

“We ask that you please keep Deputy Agee in your prayers as well as all Bland County First Responders, who risk their lives everyday for our safety,” the Bland County Sheriff’s Office wrote on Facebook Friday.

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