Lucas Shoffner released from ICU

We have some exceptionally good news to pass along to you today, as over the weekend, injured Anderson County Reserve Sheriff’s Deputy Lucas Shoffner was released from the Trauma ICU at UT Medical Center, where he had spent 40 days after sustaining serious injuries in an incident that occurred on August 1st.

The Shoffner’s—Lucas and wife and fellow reserve ACSO Deputy Nicole–had been working to reattach a chain to a small motorcycle by the side of the road in Campbell County on August 1st when they were hit by a pickup truck driven by an off-duty Campbell County Sheriff’s deputy.

Lucas pushed Nicole out of the way and took the brunt of the impact, resulting in multiple fractures. He had been at UT Medical Center since the accident, where at one point, he required surgery to relieve swelling around his brain. Nicole, who was also injured, posted the update that he was being released from ICU on her Instagram account over the weekend. Lucas Shoffner is being transferred to a rehab facility in Atlanta, and while he still has a long road to recovery left to travel, he and his wife are grateful for the support they have received from not just the law enforcement community, but from the community as a whole.

A GoFundMe account has been created to raise money for the Shoffner’s as they both work to recover and move on from the accident that has upended their lives.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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