Des Moines County Sheriff Suffers Gun Shot Wound to Hand

Written by Theresa Rose on December 17, 2015

On December 16, 2015 at approximately 11:30 p.m., Sheriff Mike Johnstone suffered a gunshot wound to his left hand while cleaning his personally-owned handgun at his home. Sheriff Johnstone was taken to Great River Medical Center Emergency Room for treatment of a non-life threatening injury. GRMC made arrangements to have Sheriff Johnstone transferred to another medical facility where he could be treated by a surgeon who specializes in hand injuries.