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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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July 16th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police conducted two vehicle stops within minutes for 2 a.m.. Both stops resulted in OUI related arrests.

Around 2:30 a.m., Firefighters in the Baldwin City area responded back to the scene, 1500 block of N 300 Road, of an earlier grass/brush fire. A deputy checking on the scene reported that the fire had rekindled. Fire crews were on the scene for a little more than an hour extinguishing some hot spots. The fire was not reported to be endangering any structures. Information on the earlier fire can be found here from the Lawrence Journal-World.

Police in Lawrence responded on three disturbances, and received information on a non-injury accident in the 700 block of New Jersey.

None of this morning's activity was reported to have involved any serious injuries.

The activity blogged here is only a sampling of some of the things that Douglas County Law Enforcement and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical respond on. To see a complete list of Lawrence Police activity, the department has that available on their website along with several easy to use maps that show approximate locations for Police activity.

Some of the activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here.

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