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Country music star meets JSO officer shot in face

Chris Stapleton request meeting with officer

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Country music superstar Chris Stapleton requested to meet a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office K-9 officer who was shot in the face.

Stapleton was in Jacksonville Saturday night and heard the story of Officer Jeremy Mason.

In July, Mason was shot in the face while chasing a bank robbery suspect and three-time felon. Police say the suspect leaned out a window of a car and shot at police Mason multiple times. The officer continued to pursue the suspect and returned fire.