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Sumner Police Chief Continues to Recover Following Shooting

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SUMNER, Iowa - Sumner police chief Dennis Cain is on the road to recovery after being shot during a pursuit of two suspects after a bank robbery in Maynard on October 30, officials said.

Sumner Mayor Gary Wilke believed Cain had surgery on his thumb Tuesday afternoon at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, but will be transported to Allen Hospital in Waterloo.

According to Wilke, Cain's injury to his neck was repaired within a few hours after the incident and has been doing well, but the hand injuries may take more time and more rehab. "The fact that Police Chief Cain survived and is doing well is pretty special," Wilke said.

Wilke added a fund has been created at First State Bank and Northeast Security Bank in Sumner to help the Cain family with unexpected expenses. "The community appreciates the support that has been shown, we're really thankful for that," Wilke said, "It's small town Iowa at its best."

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