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Officer injured early Sunday in Lawrence


Updated: 5:47 a.m.

Operation 100 News report

A Lawrence Police Officer suffered a head injury after falling during a foot chase early Sunday.

Just after 1:45 a.m., officers reported a subject running from them near 11th and Indiana Streets. The subject was said to be running west, towards Memorial Stadium. A call for emergency assistance was then sent out to the same area after the officer fell.

Other officers quickly apprehended the the suspect, near 11th and Mississippi, and requested medics to the same intersection for the officer.

Google Earth map of the area.

Google Earth map of the area. by Mike Frizzell

Medics reported the officer's injury to be serious but not immediately life threatening. He was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The officer is said to be 27-years old.

It is unclear what caused the officer to fall.

No other details were immediately available.

Also new this morning: Four people treated after carbon monoxide detected in Lawrence apartment

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Matthew Herbert 4 years, 8 months ago

That guy who fled had better hope he is not deemed responsible. Assault upon a police officer usually means you earn some free meals and a complimentary stay at the Tax-Payer Hotel.

thatguyoverthere 4 years, 8 months ago

Don't forget the free health care and free education.

Thomas Bryce Jr. 4 years, 8 months ago

Glad he is OK. Could have been worse. Police Officers Put their lives on the line on a Daily basis. They Deserve our Thanks. I Hope he heals fast and is back up and about soon.

parrothead8 4 years, 8 months ago

How do you decide which words to capitalize?

bearded_gnome 4 years, 8 months ago

I certainly hope the officer heals quickly and is not in much pain. thank you officer.

now, as to the scrofulous nefarious runner, was he caught? hope so.

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