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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Lawrence Police Officer Injured Saturday Morning

It was about 4:20 a.m. Saturday morning when a Lawrence police officer made a car stop next to the South Pointe Apartments in the 2100 block of West 26th Street in West Lawrence.

The driver that was stopped- a 21-year-old male- got out of his car and proceeded to assault the 36-year-old LPD officer.

An "assist-the-officer" call went out- as the suspect tried to run away.

The suspect didn't make it very far- was captured and subdued with chemical spray by other officers.

The suspect was taken to a Topeka hospital- under arrest and accompanied by other officers- for treatment of the spray and other injuries.

The Lawrence officer was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital for treatment of a number of injuries- albeit not life-threatening- suffered when the suspect attacked him.

I thank the most-diligent Shawnee KS monitor "Operation100" for his assistance in gathering information on this incident.

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