A Texas deputy who was shot and critically injured while serving a federal warrant in La Grange last week is showing signs of improvement. Fayette County Deputy CJ Lehmann was shot in the face on Thursday, November 1 by a suspect who had failed to register as a sex offender.
According to Fayette County Sheriff Keith Korenek , Deputy Lehmann did lose his left eye and that they are still fighting to save his right eye at this time. As of this time, Deputy Lehmann is scheduled for eye surgery later this week.
Sheriff Korenek asks for continued prayers and support, as it will still be a long road to recovery.
The Fayette County Sheriff's Office is also reminding the public to be mindful when donating to fundraisers being advertised as legitimately for Deputy CJ Lehmann and his family.
Any fundraiser that has been approved through the Sheriff's Office or the Fayette County Sheriff's Memorial and Benevolent Society is being posted on the Facebook page created for Deputy Lehmann, which is "Fayette County Deputy CJ Lehmann Benevolent Fund".
Anyone with questions on if a fundraiser is authentic, may contact the Facebook page.
Donations for Deputy CJ Lehmann may be made online on the Facebook page through PayPal or in person or by mail at the Fayette County Sheriff's Office C/O FCSMBS, at 1646 N Jefferson St. La Grange, TX 78945. In the memo portion, please write "For CJ".
All donations accepted are going straight for Deputy CJ Lehmann and his family.