Sheriff’s deputies respond to Hale shooting

     The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is investigating an officer-involved shooting near Hale on Monday, Sept. 21.

     According to a press release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety, at approximately 7:33 p.m., the Jones County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from 9073 County Road E-45 regarding a firearms complaint. Jones County Sheriff’s deputies, Delaware County Sheriff’s deputies, and a Trooper with the Iowa State Patrol all responded to the 911 call.

     Upon arrival, law enforcement encountered James Orval Bartram, 51, of Wyoming, brandishing a firearm. The Trooper and a Delaware County deputy fired their weapons, striking Bartram in the upper torso. Bartram was airlifted to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, where he remains under medical care.

     No law enforcement personnel were injured during the shooting.


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