After the shootout, she saw a police officer, sitting upright on a stretcher with his arm bandaged before being placed into an ambulance, she said.
McLean has worked for the Hood County Sheriff's Office five years. On Friday afternoon, a few people took flowers to the office, including Erik Clark and some of his relatives. Clark, carrying yellow flowers, said his father had been a deputy in the 1970s and that he knows many people in the office.
"It's just sad," Clark told The Associated Press. "This is our home. I've grown up here. It was a one-horse town, but now we're dealing with big-city problems."
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