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Background on wounded officers

Two Jeffersonville police officers who were shot Thursday night are recovering after surgery.  They are identified as 39-year-old Cpl. Dan Lawhorn and 32-year-old Patrolman Keith Broady.  Broady was shot in the chest, while Lawhorn was shot in the leg and hip.  They are both reported in stable condition Friday morning.

Authorities considered having a helicopter take the officers to the hospital, but apparently the decision was made at the shooting scene for the officers to go to University Hospital by ambulance.

Metro Police escorted the ambulance once it came across the bridge into Louisville. 

Officers also wanted to get into the emergency room as quickly as they could -- both to find out how their fellow officers were doing, and to continue the investigation into the shooting.

University Hospital spokesman David McArthur says both Broady and Lawhorn are in stable condition.

As of late Thursday night, both officers had been taken from the emergency room and were in surgery being treated for their gunshot wounds.

Cpl. Dan Lawhorn is 38 years old and has been a member of the Jeffersonville Police Department for eleven years.

Patrolman Keith Broady is 32 years old and has been on the Jeffersonville department for four and a half years.

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