Hillsborough deputy wounded in shooting previously saved woman’s life

Deputy Ranney with 2 other deputies saved a woman's life in July. Image courtesy HCSO TV via YouTube

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL (WFLA) – A Hillsborough deputy who was shot at and wounded Thursday, saved a woman’s life with two other deputies in July, according to Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Scott Ranney was working with deputies Robert Klocksieben and Robert Wilfong when they responded to a call of an unconscious woman July 7 on Granfield Road. When they arrived, the woman was not breathing and had no pulse. They used an AED on her and started CPR. They worked to revive her until her heart started beating again and she started breathing.

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue crews arrived on scene and took over, the woman was taken to a local hospital. She is expected to survive.

Deputy Ranney was shot and wounded by a wanted suspect Thursday. He responded to a call about shots fired with deputies Robert Klocksieben and David Mahoney. He was wounded in the thigh, the other two deputies were not injured. They are placed on an administrative leave.

Ranney is recovering at home.

Sheriff David Gee said he is very grateful for the community support that has been received after the incident.

Hillsborough deputies continue to investigate the case. They haven’t made any arrests yet.

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect in this case. Anyone with any information regarding this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at http://www.crimestopperstb.com.

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