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Deputy given medal after shootout that killed 2

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   WATER VALLEY, Miss. (AP) -- A Mississippi sheriff has given a deputy a medal for bravery, three months after a shootout in which he was wounded and a Missouri man and woman were killed.
   WTVA-TV reports that Yalobusha County sheriff's Deputy Thomas West received the medal at a banquet Saturday night.
   Authorities have told news media that that he had just found a stolen all-terrain vehicle in some woods when someone started shooting at him from behind it.
   Birdshot hit his arm and just above his bullet-proof vest, and grazed his neck and arms.
   Two other officers joined him.
   News media reported that a man died at the scene and a woman died at a hospital.
   They were identified as Missourie residents: 41-year-old Robert Berube of Windsor and 24-year-old Jamie Dougan of Raytown.


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