Thursday, September 13, 2012
Civil case pending.
Cheryl Blair, the woman accidentally shot by hunter and state trooper John Bergeron on New Years Eve, doesn't understand why he will not face any charges. Fox News reports that she has $1 million in medical bills and still requires physical therapy to walk normally. Blair's husband, who has hunted with Bergeron in the past, said that the state trooper was careless on the day of the shooting. Bergeron thought the woman walking with her two dogs at the time was a deer. Blair was hit in the abdomen with the bullet from a muzzle loader, a single-shot rifle, and was transported to Rhode Island Hospital. A civil case between Blair and Bergeron is pending.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
State Trooper John Bergeron, who accidentally shot a woman while hunting last December, will not face prosecution for alleged negligence in the case.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Cheryl Blair to sue John Bergeron, the state trooper, and the landowner, Earl Morris.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Blair plans to enter into a rehabilitation facility upon discharge.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Cheryl Blair likely to stay in hospital for another month.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Letter written to police Chief Brian Clark, Gov. Deval Patrick, state police and Massachusetts Environmental Police asking for the trooper to be prosecuted.
Monday, January 9, 2012
Infection caused by the wound has spread.
- POLICE & FIRE
- On Boston.com
Monday, January 9, 2012
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The hunting accident is still being investigated, but no charges have been filed at this time.
Despite some public criticism, police insist that the state trooper who shot a 66-year-old Norton woman in a hunting accident on Dec. 31, the last day of hunting season, is not receiving special treatment. Cheryl Blair, who was wearing a blue coat, was walking her two golden retrievers New Year's Eve when she got knocked to the ground by the gunshot. John Bergeron, 50, also of Norton, mistook them for a deer he saw in the area earlier. The questions lie in the location and time the incident took place. Massachusetts hunting laws state that firearms must not be discharged on the land of another within 500 feet of any dwelling or building in use, except as authorized by the owner or occupant thereof. Because the wooded area is so large, …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Courtesy of Norton Police Department.
Norton Police Department released the 911 call from the hunting accident that took place Dec. 31 on Oak Street. For the latest information on this story click here and tune in daily to Norton Patch.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Off duty State Police Officer shot Norton resident, calls in incident.
State Police have confirmed that the shooter in the hunting accident on Dec. 31 was Norton resident John Bergeron of the Troop C Central Massachusetts State Police. Bergeron, 50, fired from a heavily wooded area in the vicinity of 98 Oak St at approximately 4:55 p.m. New Year's Eve. The victim, Cheryl Blair, age 66, of Norton, was walking her two retrievers on a path when she was shot in the torso. The shooting occurred a few minutes prior to the end of the season for use of a black powder weapon. Upon immediately realizing what had happened, the trooper called the incident in himself and administered medical aid to the woman until EMS arrived. The woman was transported to Rhode Island Hospital with injuries not believed to be life-…