Frangible Ammo Manufacturer Replies to McHenry County Deputy Sheriff Eric Woods’ Suit

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog reported on the complaint filed by McHenry County Deputy Sheriff Eric Woods concerning his shooting range injury. In the suit against the frangible ammunition’s manufacturer, Pennsylvania’s International Cartridge Corporation, Woods blamed defects in the bullets for … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Deputy Injured on Firing Range Sues Frangible Ammunition Firm

The firm that provided the ammunition that is supposed to disintegrate upon impact was sued by McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Eric Woods in Federal Court on January 25, 2011. McHenry County Blog obtained the purchase orders through a Freedom of … Continue reading

Sheriff Loses Freedom of Information Appeal about SWAT Training for Eric Woods

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Department has lost an April 29, 2010, appeal filed by McHenry County Blog to obtain SWAT training records for Deputy Eric Woods. Under the decision, received yesterday from Assistant Public Access Counselor Matthew C. Rogina, the … Continue reading

Mike Mahon Criticizes Kieth Nygren on Transparency or Lack Thereof in Release of Phil Pagano Suicide 911 Call

Read the press release as it was sent: MAHON NOTES 911 TAPE SHOWS NYGREN STANCE ON PUBLIC INFORMATION Candidate for McHenry County Sheriff Mike Mahon Friday said that incumbent Sheriff Keith Nygren’s initial refusal to release the 911 tapes surrounding … Continue reading

More on the Shooting Range Incident from Sheriff’s Challenger Mike Mahon

Explanations McHenry County Sheriff’s Department and shooting range injured Deputy Eric Woods have offered about his shooting and the extent of Wood’s injury are challenged in press release which arrived this morning. The release follows: INJURIES CONTINUE TO NAG SHERIFF’S … Continue reading

Investigation Promised of Eric Woods Shooting Range Wounding If Mike Mahon Elected

Looks like there might be a deeper investigation of the wounding of McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Eric Woods if incumbent Keith Nygren isn’t re-elected. It’s not too likely that Democrat Mike Mahon will defeat Nygren, given the predominant Republican leanings … Continue reading

Shooting Range Ammo Used Day Eric Woods Got Wounded

Still trying to discover the details of what happened March 15th when McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy is reported to have been shot by ricocheting frangible ammunition, I filed a Freedom of Information request asking for its purchase order. Here’s what … Continue reading

Zane Seipler’s Thoughts on Sheriff Keith Nygren’s Selection of Andy Zinke as Undersheriff

Zane Seipler, who challenged Sheriff Keith Nygren for McHenry County Sheriff in the Republican primary election, but lost, has continued commenting on activities concerning the Sheriff’s Department on his blog McHenry County Sheriff’s Department Exposed. Today, he has published an … Continue reading

Eric Woods Shooting Range Bullet Ricochet Accident Drawing and Recommendations Received

McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy A. Thomas is credited with this drawing of a recreation of the accident that took Deputy Eric Woods to the hospital twice as a result of a March 15th SWAT Team practice accident. Above is the … Continue reading

Eric Woods’ Shooting Injury “Road Rash,” Nygren Says

The Northwest Herald published a story about Eric Woods’ being hit by bullet fragments in Sunday’s paper, which I got for free at the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce Business Expo. The most interesting part was McHenry County Sheriff Keith … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Deputy Eric Woods Makes Return Trip to the Hospital

McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Eric Woods must have been received bullet fragments wounds worse than folks thought. So far, only Woodstock Advocate—here and here—and McHenry County Sheriff’s Department Exposed—here and here—have run articles.  You can find my first article with … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Deputy Hit by Shooting Range Bullet Fragments Ricocheting from Steel Dog Target, Hospitalized

Monday, March 15th, McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Eric Woods was hit by bullet fragments ricocheting off a steel target while participating in a SWAT Team training exercise, according to documents obtained from through a Freedom of Information request. The targets … Continue reading