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Wounded Undersheriff Improving

Todd PittengerMay 2, 2019

A Kansas law enforcement officer who was critically wounded when he was shot earlier this week is recovering.

According to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Rice County Undersherriff Chad Murphy has been upgraded to serious condition, and the prognosis for his recovery is good.

A fund was established for those inquiring about how they can assist during his recovery. Donations can be made at the Alden State Bank in Sterling, or mailed to the bank at:

Alden State Bank

Attn: Chad Murphy Fund

P.O. Box 288

Sterling, KS 67579

Donations will be used for medical expenses, or other personal or family expenses related to this incident.

Both Murphy and Rice County Sheriff Bryant Evans were shot and wounded Monday in separate incidents in Sterling and Raymond with the same suspect. Evans was shot in the leg. He was treated at a hospital and released.

The suspect, identified as David Madden, was later found dead following a standoff at a home in the area of the Rice County community of Raymond. .  He died from an apparent self-inflected gunshot wound. Madden is also believed to have killed his father during the incident.

The investigation into the shootings in Sterling and Raymond has brought up questions related to the investigation into the 2015 disappearance of Megan Foglesong. This missing person case remains open, and considerable efforts continue in an effort to solve the case. David Madden is suspected to have been involved in Foglesong’s disappearance.

If any new information or evidence is discovered during the course of the current investigations taking place in Rice County, it will be pursued and fully investigated. However, presently, no new information or leads have emerged since the recent shootings. If anyone has information about the disappearance of Megan Foglesong, please contact the KBI at 1-800-KS-CRIME.

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