Putnam County deputy sheriff suffers severed artery when he investigates domestic incident

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PUTNAM VALLEY – A Putnam County deputy sheriff, who responded to a report of a domestic violence incident around 10 a.m. on Monday, was hospitalized when he was attacked and had an artery in his arm severed.

The deputy was dispatched to a private home on Putnam Hollow Road in the Town of Putnam Valley where he encountered a man, who had apparently stabbed a male relative in the chest inside the home before turning the knife on the deputy, slashing his arm and cutting an artery.

Sheriff Robert Langley, Jr. said the deputy and the other wounded man were taken to the hospital and the law enforcement officer had undergone surgery.

The sheriff said that while the deputy, whose name he did not release, had surgery, “he may need to undergo additional surgeries.”

He said the sheriff’s office was supported by the State Police, Town of Carmel Police, Westchester County Police and City of Peekskill Police.