DODGE CITY, Kan. (KAKE) - The three law enforcement officers wounded in a shootout in southwest Kansas have been identified.

The shootout happened Monday in Dodge City when deputies tried to stop a driver wanted in a double homicide in Phoenix.

The Ford County Sheriff identified deputies Brandon Hornback and Gary Salmans as the wounded. Hornback was shot and underwent surgery in Wichita.  Salmans was hit by shrapnel and received treatment in Dodge City.

Clark County Undersheriff Wallace Long was also shot. He was treated in Wichita.

All three men are recovering at their homes.   


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The KBI has said that the deputy from the Ford County Sheriff’s Office was released from the hospital today.

The deputy is now recovering at home.

The investigation is still ongoing.


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The KBI has offered an update on the injured officers in yesterday's shooting in Dodge City

The deputy from the Ford County Sheriff’s Office, who was hospitalized in Wichita, underwent surgery today. They say he is improving and is currently in good condition.

The deputy from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office was released from the hospital today, and he is now recovering at home. The KHP trooper is also now recovering from his injuries at home.

They also say the condition of the woman involved in the shooting is improving, but she continues to be treated for serious injuries.

The sheriff’s deputies involved in the shooting are all on paid administrative leave pending further investigation.

The investigation is ongoing.