Mountie shot in 2014 to return to Kamloops

By James Peters
September 20, 2016 - 4:55pm

KAMLOOPS — The RCMP officer who was seriously injured in a shooting in Batchelor Heights nearly two years ago is returning to Kamloops.

Corporal J.R. Michaud spent months in hospital after the December, 2014 incident in which he was shot by Kenneth Knutson after a traffic stop.

Knutson pleaded guilty to attempted murder and was sentenced to 16-and-a-half years in jail in March.

At about the same time, Michaud accepted a position as acting detachment commander in Ashcroft.

According to the Ashcroft-Cache Creek Journal, a permanent commander has now been hired for Ashcroft detachment, and Michaud is planning to return to Kamloops.

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