Powder River Examiner -

30 Years Ago


Thursday, June 30, 1988

Deputy wounded by accidental shotgun blast

David Lancaster, part-time Powder River County Deputy Sheriff and full-time GVW officer, is recovering from a deep gash to his forehead, caused when a shotgun accidentally discharged.

The incident occurred in the sheriff’s office courthouse office, around 10 p.m. last Thursday evening.

According to a report filed by Sheriff Don Pertuit, volunteer deputy Royce Robins was at the time cleaning a Winchester Model 94 pump shotgun, loaded with size 00 buckshot. He was seated behind Pertuit’s desk. Lancaster was standing sli...

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