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Community supports deputy injured Monday

'We want to give him time to heal'
Posted at 10:34 PM, May 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-04 23:34:46-04

The memorial out the Pottawattamie County Jail grows every day since one deputy was killed and another injured on Monday.

One deputy killed, others injured after inmate escapes police custody

The support continues to pour in for Deputy Mark Burbridge who died.

Deputy Pat Morgan is recovering at Nebraska Medicine after he was shot and is expected to make a full recovery. He lives in Crescent, Iowa and the town is decked out with blue ribbons and signs of support.

“It is heart wrenching because they are right here in your community and you want to reach out and do whatever you can, but you also don't want to be invasive,” said neighbor Mary Classen. She said ribbons were made and placed throughout the neighborhood.

“We want to give him time to heal and get back and we are all going to pull together and help him out with meals,” she added.

Denny’s Place said they have had people give donations to help support Deputy Mark Burbridge’s family, and Monday has hit the community hard.

“Everyone is still trying to get their heads wrapped around what happened, they are questioning how did this happen and definitely how do we make it so it doesn't happen again,” said manager Kella Sales.

She said their thoughts and prayers are with Morgan as he recovers and he used to be a part of city council.

Mayor Brian Shea said the town is really “pulling for Pat” and they plan to have some sort of donation for him at their firefighter breakfast in two weeks.