Jefferson County law enforcement awarded after near-deadly shooting

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A near-deadly welfare check.

“There should’ve been law enforcement officers,” Jefferson County Sheriff Peter Barnett said. “There wasn’t.”

On May 16, 2023, a Jefferson County Sheriff Deputy and New York State Trooper responded to a welfare check at 23378 County Route 59 in the Town of Brownville.

The suspect, later identified as 45-year-old Nathan Krump, pulled out a weapon and fired one round at the deputy, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

This led to hours of police response on Pillar Point.

“It takes a second, several seconds for your brain to actually figure out what is that? What’s that noise? And just as it was coming to light, like, holy crap, like those rounds,” Jefferson County Sheriff Detective Sergeant Paige Taylor explained.

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