Brandon Moore underwent another surgery this week and doctors said they are optimistic they will be able to save his foot from being amputated, 10TV News reported.
Sheriff Steven Brenneman said he is nominating Moore for the Congressional Badge of Bravery and the National Medal of Valor.
In October, Moore was shot four times by a Shane Roush, who was armed with a high-powered assault rifle, in a field off of Morrow County Road 79 near Chesterville.
Moore returned fire and repeatedly shot Roush, who was half a football field away.
Investigators said Roush had more than 1,000 marijuana plants growing in a greenhouse behind his home.
Roush, his wife, and the couple's 18-year-old daughter have all been charged in connection with the drug operation.
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Shootout, Deputy 'Thankful' To Be Alive
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November 16, 2010: Bond Set For Man Accused Of Shooting Deputy
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October 25, 2010: Bond Set For Wife Of Man Accused In Deputy's Shooting
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