Wounded Klamath County deputy undergoes surgery

Deputy Jason Weber still listed in serious condition in intensive care at OHSU Hospital

Klamath Falls Deputy Jason Weber, in an undated photo. Deputy Weber was shot at a traffic stop on Aug. 27, 2014 (OSP)
Klamath Falls Deputy Jason Weber, in an undated photo. Deputy Weber was shot at a traffic stop on Aug. 27, 2014 (OSP)

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The Klamath County sheriff says a deputy shot during a traffic stop in southern Oregon has undergone successful surgery to have a bullet removed from his head.

Sheriff Frank Skrah said Friday evening that Deputy Jason Weber’s brother had just advised him the deputy was out of surgery and doing well. Weber is still listed in serious condition in intensive care at OHSU Hospital in Portland.

Skrah says the 40-year-old deputy now has three titanium plates in his face and will need a couple more surgeries. In the sheriff’s words, “He’s a tough kid.”

Weber was shot Wednesday.

A man and a woman arrested in the case were in court Friday, where a judge set their bail at $10 million each.

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