Frank Kennedy, a former senior marine patrol officer for the Town of East Hampton and a high ranking official with the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, is recovering from a gunshot wound in West Virginia.
According to WVNSTV, Kennedy was shot in the torso on Sunday afternoon and the gun was found in the woods near his house in Charleston, where Kennedy lived. He retired from the town exactly three years ago Monday on Oct. 14, 2010.
Kennedy, who works as a Homeland Security training officer, was recently brought up on criminal charge. He was arrested on a suspicion of driving under the influence charge after an accident that sent two people to the hospital in early August, according to an ABC Eyewitness News WCHS-TV report on Sept. 24.
The Kanawha County Sheriff's Department told news agencies that the gunshot wound appears to be self-inflicted and that they are investigating whether it was accidental or intentional.
He is expected to survive.
Kennedy responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks and was honored in a 9/11 remembrance ceremony in West Virginia because of his work at Ground Zero this past anniversary.
Please join East Hampton Patch is sending well wishes to Frank Kennedy during his recovery.