Drew County Deputy Sheriff Jeremy Chapman issued the following news release Monday morning thanking the community for its support following a shooting incident last week:

No words can adequately express my gratitude for the outpouring of support, encouragement and generosity I have received from the community. Everyone’s prayers and selfless acts have left me humble and has made me realize how blessed I am during this challenging time. 

People have asked me if there was anything that I could have done differently, I guess there will always be the “what if’s” and “if only I would have’s” but this experience has taught me something about life, not patrol. I learned that friendships are valuable and time is limited.

Thank you to all the agencies that responded and the community that added me to their prayers. I know that this will never begin to express my feelings, but thank you.

With Sincere Appreciation and Gratitude,
Deputy Jeremy Chapman

Editor’s note: Chapman was released from the hospital Friday and is in good condition, according to Drew County Sheriff Mark Gober.