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Wounded Mahnomen County Deputy Dewey is back on ventilator machine

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Christopher Dewey, the Mahnomen County sheriff's deputy shot in the line of duty in February is back on a ventilator, according to a post made by his wife on CaringBridge.org.

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Emily Dewey said that her husband was put back on a ventilator on Saturday morning. She said she found out about it from a nurse before going in to see Christopher Dewey that morning.

Dewey is currently in intensive care at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colo. He was in Craig Hospital next to Swedish Medical Center for extensive rehabilitation therapy until an infection necessitated the move to intensive care.

The ventilator is being used because medication isn't slowing down her husband's blood pressure or heart rate, according to Emily Dewey's post.

Christopher Dewey had surgery June 27 to fix a shunt that was put in earlier in June.

Emily Dewey also expressed frustration over the lack of communication between Mahnomen County Attorney Julie Bruggeman and her concerning the plea bargain for the man accused of being an accomplice of the alleged shooter.

Emily Dewey said that she learned of Daniel Vernier's plea deal from the local newspaper and not from Bruggeman directly.

Vernier pleaded guilty to one county of failing to render aid in exchange for agreeing to testify against the man accused of shooting Chris Dewey, Thomas Fairbanks. With the plea bargain, 16 other charges filed against Vernier will be dropped and he will serve no more than 24 months in prison.

That sentence will be served concurrently with any sentence handed down to Vernier in an unrelated domestic violence conviction that could give him 30 months of jail time for violating the terms of his probation given for that crime.

To gain access to Christopher Dewey's CaringBridge.org site, type in chrisdewey on the site's home page.

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