Clinton – A 25 year veteran officer of the Ohio Department of Wildlife was shot last night during an investigation. He is now hospitalized.
Ohio Wildlife Investigator Kevin Behr a 25 year law enforcement veteran, was injured last night after being shot by a suspect while on assignment and I investigating a poaching incident in Clinton County.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Officers and Investigators are commissioned state law enforcement officers with unique and challenging duties who serve bravely to preserve and protect Ohio’s state lands and wildlife resources.
The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office is leading the investigation into Officer Behr’s shooting. Clinton Sheriffs office has reported three arrests in the incident.
• Brian R. Liming, 49, of Xenia, who is being held on charges of weapons under disability, a felony of the 3rd degree; no deer permit, a misdemeanor of the 3rd degree; and hunting without permission, a misdemeanor of the 3rd degree.
• Thomas Davis, 35 of Jamestown, who is being held on a charge of aiding an offender, a misdemeanor of the 4th degree.
• Brian Achtermann, 36, of Midland, who is being held on charges of no hunting license, a misdemeanor of the 4th degree; and no deer permit, a misdemeanor of the 3rd degree.