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Deputy Shot at Perry Car Dealership Receives Award for Bravery, Quick Thinking

Deputy Robert Lundy
Posted at 12:51 PM, Jul 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-15 14:22:49-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - A Sheriff's Deputy from Taylor County has been chosen as the "2015 Florida Sheriffs Association Law Enforcement Officer of the Year."

Deputy Robert Lundy received the award for his bravery and quick thinking during a 2014 shooting.

Lundy was the officer who was shot at Timberland Ford in Perry in 2014 when a disgruntled employee drove into the dealership and opened fire.

According to the Florida Sheriffs Association's, Lundy was able to return fire and kill the shooter.

Lundy suffered internal injuries, nerve damage to both legs and vision loss in one eye caused by loss of blood and a stroke in his right eye, says the association. He has since regained some vision in the eye and is able to walk on both legs.

Taylor County Sheriff L.E. "Bummy" Williams says, "Deputy Lundy is a hero. He used his training and did everything right in this situation. I am proud of his courageousness and commitment to the citizens of Taylor County."

At the annual Florida Sheriffs Association banquet, Lundy was given a standing ovation, a plaque and a check for $2,000 from the Star & Shield Group.

You can hear more about his story by clicking here