Alabama deputy’s hand chopped off during arrest www.privateofficer.com
Deputies shot and killed the unidentified man after the Friday night attack.
Clay County Sheriff’s Capt. Steve Cotney says deputies were trying to serve an arrest warrant on a man on Sawmill Road — off Alabama 79 near the intersection with Alabama 149 — when the incident took place between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Police say during the attempt to arrest the man, the man picked up a bush axe used for chopping down brush and started swinging it, severing the deputy’s hand.
It was reattached at UAB Hospital. Police would not identify the deputy, who has been with the county department about three years.
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