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Pa. Officer Dragged 50 Feet Is Uninjured

February 17, 2011  | 

A Midway Borough (Pa.) Police officer was dragged 50 feet, while struggling with a suspect in the back seat of a sedan, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

The officer approached three people loitering in the pavilion of Midway Park. They fled to a silver four-door sedan, and the officer tried to stop a fourth person from getting into the car.

The officer was uninjured.

Read the full story at PittsburghLive.com.

Tags: Assaults on Officers


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Chief054@cox.net @ 2/18/2011 9:39 AM

I have never liked the word routine for anything in Law enforcement, because our job has so many inexplicable situations that pop up to challenge your senses and training.

Let's face it we can't train for everything, but we try! It is better to train for something that never happens then to be surprised when it does.

I am glad the officer was uninjured. However, and I know you are going to cuss me out for this one. It is better to use discretion and call for back up via the radio and give them the license plates number than to risk early retirement.

That said, I have done similar things many times only to think about them afterwards and say, whew! I was a lucky sob.

Be careful out there, you are our safety net!

Laura @ 2/19/2011 8:09 AM

I agree with the previous comment. A simple stop for running a stop sign turned into my nightmare. The driver turned out to be suspended and had an open warrant. Unfortunately I'm one of the unlucky few that was injured trying to stop him from re-entering car. (Yes, I had backup) I made it to 9 years and 11 months before I was retired on disability. 27 years since my injury, I'm still able to walk thanks to workman's comp and an artificial knee.

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