Henry County deputy returns to duty; second deputy still recovering

- Good news for the Henry County Sheriff's Office. Deputy Mike Corley, one of the two deputies shot in the line of duty in Feb. 9, officially returned to work Monday.

It's been more than a month since Corley was injured by gunfire in the same shooting that killed Locust Grove Office Chase Maddox and wounded Deputy Sid Callaway.

The community still very much grieving over the death of Officer Maddox, but it was a positive step with the return of Corely. He received a warm welcome back to duty.

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Meantime, Deputy Callaway was released from the hospital and is recovering at home.

It's been a tough month for Henry County. Shortly after Officer Maddox was killed in the gunfire, his wife gave birth to the couple's second son. The community gathered for his funeral and although they were still recovering from their injuries Corely and Callaway found a way to attend.

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The sheriff said the goal is to ease Corely back into to full duty.

There is no word on when Callaway might return to work. The sheriff said he was more seriously wounded and will need longer to recover.

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