GRANGEVILLE, Idaho-- Idaho County commissioners have approved spending $13,400 to replace weapons carried by sheriff's deputies during last week's fatal shootout with a man wanted in Colorado.
The Lewiston Tribune reports Chief Deputy Jim Gorges told the commissioners Tuesday that county officers buy their own guns. He says all four officers involved in the shooting was carrying a handgun and a rifle. The weapons were taken as part of the investigation.
Deputy Fred Carey was shot in the abdomen and ankle and 47-year-old Curtis Scrivner was killed Nov. 18 in a shootout east of Riggins. Sheriff Doug Giddings says Carey was expected to be able to return home this week.
Gorges says Deputy Stan Denham was using a specialized sniper rifle when he fired the shot that killed Scrivner.