Mounted Deputy Nichole Shuff succumbed to injuries sustained four days earlier when the horse she was riding fell as she responded to a medical call at the Clare County Fair.
She was getting off her horse to render aid to the citizen when the horse suddenly lost its footing and fell back. Deputy Shuff suffered a serious head injury as a result.
Deputy Shuff was kept on life support so her organs could be donated.
Deputy Shuff had served as a volunteer deputy with the Clare County Sheriff’s Office for two years. She is survived by her husband.