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'The Rock' sends well wishes to injured deputy

Deputy Jeff Pelle 'a giant fan' of Dwayne Johnson


Douglas County Sheriff's Deputy Jeff Pelle, one of the four officers injured in the New Year's Eve shooting that killed Deputy Zackari Parrish, got a special shout out from a movie star. In a video, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson offered words of encouragement as Pelle works toward recovery.

“I wanted to wish you well,” Johnson said in the video, adding he'd followed Pelle's story. “I heard about the scenario you went through. I heard about your loss.”

Pelle sent a Tweet to Johnson on Jan. 24 after seeing the video to thank him for the message, saying he was “a giant fan.”

“Grateful you're with us to receive this message. Stay strong and let's get you up and at em very soon,” Johnson Tweeted back to Pelle, offering his condolences for the loss of Parrish.


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