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Kansas Highway Patrol trooper shot during traffic stop

January 31, 2011

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— A Kansas Highway Patrol trooper was in stable condition at a Hays hospital after being shot in the shoulder during a routine traffic stop.

Wichita television station KAKE reported the trooper had pulled a vehicle over on the southeast edge of the city around 11:30 p.m. Saturday when the driver pulled out a gun and fired at the officer.

Ellis County Attorney Tom Drees says a 45-year-old has been arrested and was being held for probable cause on a charge of aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer.

The man was being held without bond.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting.

Comments

poolside 3 years, 11 months ago

My heartfelt prayers to the officer and his family. And to the depatment for which he works.

Richard Payton 3 years, 11 months ago

Officers being shot is a growing stat that seems to be growing.

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