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Crawford County deputy injured after self-inflicted gunshot wound

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CRAWFORD COUNTY – State police said a Crawford County sheriff’s deputy was injured Friday morning from a self-inflicted gundshot wound.

Troopers received a a call at 2:30 a.m. EST that a a deputy was found shot inside his home near English. State police said Deputy Jesse Belcher, 26, finished his shift Thursday night at 10 p.m. and was at home. Sometime between 1:30 and 2 a.m., Belcher called another Crawford County deputy and after talking for a few minutes he hung up.

The other deputy became concerned for Belcher’s welfare and attempted to call him back. After Belcher failed to answer his phone, two deputies responded to his house located at 2768 Benham Mill Road . Once deputies arrived they found Belcher had shot himself in the head with a handgun. He was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital.