Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker has issued a new statement in regard to the shooting of a deputy Thursday.

Statement by Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker. Update 9/6/2019

On behalf of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, thank you very much for your prayers, thoughts, emails and offers to help in any way possible. We are so very proud to work in Madison County where we are supported neighborhood by neighborhood. Your support means a great deal to law enforcement and we are a grateful family.

As you know, yesterday was a tough day for the County, law enforcement, families and friends due to two of our deputies being shot. One deputy is still in critical condition following surgery late yesterday and the other deputy was treated and released yesterday.

Once again, thank you for your prayers--that is really what we can all do right now.