Shot through the arm with an arrow Thursday, sheriff's deputy is back in the office Friday - Bring Me The News

Shot through the arm with an arrow Thursday, sheriff's deputy is back in the office Friday

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As tough as they come, Stearns County sheriff's deputy Paul Orvis stopped by the office less than 24 hours after being shot by an arrow. 

"Look who stopped by to say Good Morning! Deputy Paul Orvis is doing well and will make a full recovery," the Stearns County Sheriff's Office wrote on Twitter. 

Orvis was among the many deputies and officers who responded when a 31-year-old suspect barricaded himself into a home on the 700 block of 10th Street South  in Sauk Centre on Thursday.

The suspect had stolen a vehicle in Osakis and fled to Sauk Centre, where he plowed through multiple back yards, smashed into parked cars and then slammed into a garage, before running inside a home through an unlocked door. 

While inside, he found a compound bow, which he used to fire at Deputy Orvis from the second floor. The arrow went through Orvis' left forearm. He had surgery to remove the arrow and treat a possible broken arm.

As soon as the suspect fired on Orvis, officers from multiple responding agencies returned fire, striking him in the shoulder, buttocks and hand. 

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Negotiators talked to him for two hours before he finally appeared, at which point he was tasered and arrested. He was transported to Sauk Centre Hospital and then airlifted to St. Cloud Hospital to treat his injuries. 

The suspect's identity and current condition are unknown. 

Orvis has been a member of the Stearns County Sheriff's Office for 17 years. 

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