PUTNAMVILLE, Ind. (WTHI) - An Indiana State Police Trooper who received some minor injuries from a stand-off in Rosedale is fine but it might be a while before he can get back in his car since its being processed as evidence.
Zachery Buza, 19 will face charges after Sunday's standoff.
Police say Buza shot at officers and hit a car door and windows.
Buza's shots barely missed Trooper Michael Organ.
It was a scene that many citizens have never experienced; having to duck for cover because someone's shooting at them.
But for an Indiana State Trooper that's part of the job and Sunday night Trooper Organ reverted back to his training to stay alive.
First Sergeant Matt Mischler showed News 10 Trooper Organ's car.
The windows were blown out, the seats were covered in glass, the door panels had bullets holes in them and gunpowder from Trooper Organ's rifle still sat on the hood of the car.
The hood also had blood on it from Trooper Organ's arm; shot out glass had sliced Organ's arm.
But First Sergeant Mischler says even through bullets barely missed Trooper Organ he still managed to stay calm and safe by reverting back to the many hours of training a Trooper receives.
First Sergeant Matt Mischler, with the Indiana State Police says, "We tell them to mentally prepare for it and that everyone is going to react differently. You don't know; you don't know how myself is going to react in a situation like that till it actually does happen. We hope we are mentally prepared for it, we go through role playing, playing scenarios through our mind and what not but you don't know how your going to react until it does happen. Fortunately for Trooper Organ his training kicked in and he did the exact textbook work of what he's supposed to do in a shooting situation."
Mischler says Indiana State Troopers train year round about 20 to 60 hours a year to keep them safe but at the end of the day, the number one goal is to always return home.
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