Author: Nancy Perry

By Mark D. Wilson Austin American-Statesman

FAYETTE COUNTY, Texas — A Fayette County sheriff’s deputy who was shot in the face last week while trying to arrest a wanted felon is getting better, but faces a long road to recovery and possible blindness, authorities said Monday.

Fayette County Sheriff Keith Korenek said in a statement Monday that Deputy Calvin “CJ” Lehmann, a 32-year-old single father of three girls, lost his left eye as a result of a shotgun blast to the face, and that doctors were still trying to save his right eye.

Korenek said Lehmann is scheduled for surgery later this week.

While doctors at Dell Seton Medical Center in Austin care for Lehmann, the sheriff’s office is taking donations from the public to help cover his medical expenses.

Korenek said any legitimate fundraiser for Lehmann will be posted to the Fayette County Deputy CJ Lehmann Benevolent Fund Facebook page.

Donations can be made online or at the Fayette County sheriff’s office at 1646 Jefferson St. in La Grange.

Authorities ask that all donations include “For CJ” in the memo portion.

Your Account

Create or login to your account to enjoy discounts and rewards.

Share This
    Your Cart
    Your cart is emptyReturn to Shop
      Calculate Shipping
      Apply Coupon
      Available Coupons
      admin20 Get $20.00 off $20 off your cart total.
      adminpromo Get 100% off Free item offered by the administrator
      Unavailable Coupons
      adminsubscriptionretiredfirstpayment Get $120.00 off First payment of retired subscription when paid and added manually.
      cabinfree2days Get $90.00 off Get 2 free nights at the cabin.
      cabinfreeweek Get $315.00 off A free week (7 days) at the associated cabin in one contiguous stay at the time of your choice.
      freebassentry Get 100% off
      golfsponsor Get 100% off Free admission to the tournament with a golf sponsorship.
      jh$25 Get $25.00 off Jonathon Hall reimbursement for shirt he purchased that was too small.
      ldf1month Get $13.00 off Prorate an LDF membership for 1 month discount
      ntcvendorcomp Get 100% off This coupon entitles the user to a free vendor table at the NTC conference.
      retired10 Get $10.00 off
      retired60 Get $60.00 off This discounts your current year renewal $60 since you already pre-paid $60 towards your renewal for this year.
      spmtc Get 20% off Special 20% Off all Motor T's for a limited time!