Broken ankle sidelines deputy

Huron County Sheriff's Cpl. Jeff Kerber is getting some time off. But it's not because he wants it. The deputy will be getting a cast today for a broken ankle he sustained during a scuffle Friday night at South Central High School.
Cary Ashby
Jul 25, 2010


Huron County Sheriff's Cpl. Jeff Kerber is getting some time off. But it's not because he wants it.

The deputy will be getting a cast today for a broken ankle he sustained during a scuffle Friday night at South Central High School.

"They told me the injury is six weeks," Kerber said Monday.

Kerber and Deputy Steve Shupp were providing security for the South Central-Crestview football game before Kerber's altercation with a 17-year-old North Fairfield boy. Deputies typically cover home basketball and football games for area schools.

Major Greg Englund said the principal asked the deputies to patrol the parking lot Friday because he "got information people were drinking in their vehicles."

About 9:15 p.m., the two deputies saw three subjects walking into the wooded area beside the school near the parking lot. Englund said the trio ran off and Shupp was able to detain one of them. That person wasn't arrested or charged.

"The other two took off," Englund said. "They were unable to get the other two."

A few minutes later, Kerber saw the third suspect in the parking lot.

When Kerber began questioning the North Fairfield boy, he became uncooperative, belligerent and disorderly. The deputy, who attempted to arrest the suspect on an unruliness charge, grabbed the boy by the shoulder when he began to run, Englund explained.

"When he pulled him back, a struggle ensued, causing both subjects to go to the ground," said Englund, adding the boy didn't give any violent indications beforehand.

"I went to place a cuff on him. We spun and I heard (my ankle) snap," Kerber said. "I knew I broke it because I heard it."

Shupp arrived to assist Kerber in a couple minutes and put the North Fairfield boy into custody. He was released to his father on an unruliness charge. The county prosecutor's office is reviewing the case.

Although it is the first time Kerber has broken his ankle, it's not the first time he has been out of commission.

On Sept. 9, 2006, he wrenched his back near New Haven while struggling with a theft suspect wanted in connection with an all-terrain vehicle stolen from Townline Road 12. Deputy Todd Corbin arrived while the pair were wrestling on the ground and used the Taser on the suspect, who stopped resisting arrest.

Kerber was off work for two or three days.

He admits to being frustrated with the recent injury. "I'd rather be working than sitting," Kerber said.

The deputy will be taking sick time while he is out six to eight weeks. Worker's compensation is expected to take care of Kerber's medical expenses.

Kerber isn't the only officer off the road. Sgt. Mike Cooksey has been off work with undisclosed medical issues for the last three weeks. Two to three deputies are on patrol for each shift.

"We'll have to adjust the work schedule to accommodate the deficiency," Sheriff Richard Sutherland said.


lmfao (Anonymous)

I know the kid that Pwned Kerber...

Pwned???????? (...

what does that mean, dude??

Observer (Anonymous)

Grow up, A deputy was injured while trying to do his would you like it if you got burnt from the fryer you operate making french fries at McDonalds? Nobody "owned" Deputy Kerber, have some respect for the people that look out for your safety, and protect you from the things you can't handle.

Otto (Anonymous)

I broke my foot doing my job can I be in the paper too!?!?!

jao (Anonymous)

Boy Otto your really showing your intelligence!!!!

Otto (Anonymous)

Nothing against Cpl. Kerber, I'm glad there out there doing there job. I just don't see how this was news worthy. People get hurt at work everyday. I hope the county go's after those teenage punks for medical expenses.

go figure (Anon...

I cant believe we only have two deputies on duty for this big county. Where is all the tax money going? It figures Sutherland is short handed and the safety of the officers and residents are at stake. But who cares he is only in office so his family can work there.

swiss family......

it definately is news worthy, it is ashame that anyone gets hurt at their job, since the pilice and other protective forces are paid for by the taxpayers, i am glad that they let us know, when one of "our own" gets hurt on the job

the pilice (Ano...

what a douche you are, swiss. you can't even spell police. I'll bet you don't even know what dial in case of an emergency...DUH, is it 522? 733? 855?

swiss family......

please dont try to correct me and my spelling until you can properly form a correct sentence! let me quote you "I'll bet that you don't even know what dial in case of emergency" that's perfect grammer... lolololol loser

the pilice (Ano...

do you want me to go over YOUR comments for GRAMMER and PUNCTUATION?? Nope, can't...don't have enough time. It would take days and days and days. BTW, who's the loser? You don't see me getting yelled at and called names by every Tom, Dick and Harry that comes on here. YOU are the only LOSER on here. Even the Mexicans are better than you. Their comments make more sense. You are a tool and a douchebag. Have a nice day, loser.

Off with her he...

Go pilice, Go pilice...

swiss family......

wow , you are amazing, let me quote you..."Even the mexicans are better than you " I didn't realize that you were a racist, among alot of other things.. good for you . who else do you feel superior to?? blacks, catholics? asians? canadians? homosexuals? where does that list begin and end? and when and where is your next klan meeting? i would like to inform the authorities!!

Broken BRAIN si...

everybody is better than you, DOROTHY. I feel very superior to YOU. Afterall, DOROTHY, you are a tool!

Broken BRAIN si...

inform the authorities...LOLOLOLOLOLOL LOSER.

swiss family......

to "Broken BRAIN sidelines swiss family"i do understand your reasoning, you think that if you put me down over and over again, you can feel superior to me, but you are only fooling yourself. We all can see how pathetic and pittiful you are commenting on my blogs all the time ,. it is apparent that you love me and admire me. you just can't help yourself... but no matter how much you want to be me, it will never be they say, you either have it or you don't, and sorry , you ain't got it

Broken BRAIN si...

Can you taste my dinner coming up? I choked on it from LAUGHING so hard. You should be a writer, DOROTHY. p.s. WILL YOU GET THAT SPELL CHECK ALREADY!!!!! Your spelling is "pathetic and pittiful." Did they just add that extra 't' in pitiful and not tell me??

re:swiss (Anonymous)

you understand broken brain;s reasoning because you do the same thing! I said it once I will say it again, you have delusions of grandeur report it to your psychiatrist! Nobody wants you and nobody wants to be anything like you. Again we can afford home computers and internet access while you waste your employers time and money by using theirs since you cant afford a computer of your own.

swiss let me ex...

I am not insulting broken brain I am insulting you. You do what you are accusing them of. Is that simple enough for your pea brain to comprehend?

Definition for ...

I took the time to look this up for you on Encarta so you know what I am talking about.......

delusions of grandeur

de·lu·sions of gran·deur

plural noun


overestimation of own importance: gross and false overestimation of personal worth, importance, powerfulness, or attractiveness


Broken BRAIN si...

Thanks to everyone for rushing to my defense, I appreciate it. However, I doubt we did any good on 'clearing the air.' Like I said 100 times over, it's like beating a dead horse. Feeble minded swiss/guzzler/pope will never ever understand, will you, DOROTHY?

swiss family......

i understand clearly, and perfectly.. you admire me greatly, why else would you spend so much time talking about me, and tearing everything i say apart? you secretly want to be just like me, but you will never achieve that status, it is a coveted place held for just a few fortunate people, and you just don't cut it...hahahahahaha

Broken BRAIN si...

p u k i n g...can't..

Again swiss fam...

you have a mental problem called delusions of grandeur read the post below you are obviously in denial.