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Injured Howard Co. deputy returning to work

Posted at 10:56 AM, May 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-09 06:52:33-04

FISHERS, Ind. -- A deputy who survived a shooting two months ago is headed back to work Monday.

Sergeant Jordan Buckley is ready to get back on the job with the Howard County Sheriff's Department. He was injured in the same March shooting that took the life of Deputy Carl Koontz when the two were trying to serve a warrant.

READ MORE | Thousands attend funeral of Deputy Carl Koontz

"You know, it's something I'm going to think about for the rest of my life," Sergeant Buckley said at a charity hockey event in Fishers Saturday.

The Buckley family and surviving members of the Koontz family came together for the event as a way for the community to show support and raise money for their hardships. Police officers and firefighters from around the state make up the Indy Badgers and the Fort Wayne Freeze teams, who faced off at the Indy Fuel Tank Saturday night. All proceeds benefitted the Koontz and Buckley families.

"We help out family," said Tim Clark, one of the hockey players. "You know, we're all a brotherhood and a sisterhood and we just, we want to help out our family."

The Koontz and Buckley families were honored with customized jerseys with their names and badge numbers on the back. They were also invited to take part in a ceremonial hockey drop before the national anthem. You can click through photos of the event above this story.

"I feel like I must have more work to do," Sergeant Buckley said. He returns to dayside patrol, cleared for full service, Monday.