MENDOCINO Co., 1/17/17 -- The following message from Sheriff Tom Allman and Undersheriff Randy Johnson was released by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office this evening.
DATE: "January 17, 2017"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
2017 - Message from Sheriff Thomas D. Allman
Officer Involved Shooting
Bonner County in Idaho
Date of Incident:
Bonner County Sheriff's Deputy Justin M. Penn
Adam Deacon Foster (30 year-old male from Bonner County in Idaho)
Undersheriff Randy Johnson
On 01-16-2017 at approximately 11:30 AM Bonner County Sheriff's Deputy Justin M. Penn was shot three times by a suspect while trying to serve an arrest warrant.
Deputy Penn worked for the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office from August 2008 until January 2011. Penn left Mendocino County Sheriff's Office in a time when layoffs looked eminent.
Penn has been working as a Deputy Sheriff in Idaho since that time. As is normal in this type of incident little information is available at this time.
Deputy Penn is listed in fair condition and the men and women of the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office wish him a speedy recovery.
More information on the incident can be found at:
Captain Gregory L. Van Patten