West Virginia State Trooper shot in the line of duty released from hospital

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POCAHONTAS COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – West Virginia State Troopers said Trooper First Class J.M. Tallman, who was shot in the line of duty in Pocahontas County, has been released from the hospital in the afternoon of Tuesday, August 13, 2019. He will be now be resting and recovering at home.

On Monday, August 5, 2019 at around 6 p.m., Pocahontas County Sheriff J.P. Barlow was shot at by a suspect with a rifle, while investigating a single-vehicle traffic crash.

State Police say numerous law enforcement officers from adjoining counties responded to the scene and began searching a wooded area for the suspect. Trooper First Class J.M. Tallman from the West Virginia State Police Elkins Detachment encountered the suspect in the wooded area and was shot by the suspect in his abdominal area.

State Police say Tallman returned fire and killed the suspect. Tallman was life-flighted to a hospital. West Virginia Police State say that further information will be released as more information becomes available

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