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N.J. Police Officer Dragged by Car Now in Stable Condition

August 08, 2014  | 

A central New Jersey police officer is recovering after suffering serious injuries when he was dragged by a motor vehicle, reports the Associated Press.

The New Brunswick (N.J.) PD officer had an encounter with 24-year-old Donell Cook, who was in a vehicle. Cook drove away, dragging the officer approximately 50 feet until he hit a parked vehicle. Cook then allegedly attempted to disarm the officer, who was able to fight him off.

Cook was then apprehended by New Brunswick and Rutgers University police.

The officer, whose name was not released, was hospitalized Thursday in stable condition with multiple broken bones, abrasions and internal injuries.

Tags: Assaults on Officers, New Brunswick (N.J.) PD, Officers Dragged by Vehicles


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TheRookie @ 8/9/2014 7:48 PM

Never one to criticize or Monday morning quarterback. One thing I never would do was reach into any vehicle with a subject/suspect sitting in the drivers seat. I'd remove them, pat them down, & cuff for my safety first. Even if I had to felony take down & remove them, prone em, & cuff em. Was my superiors job to play politics not mine. My job was to make sure my fellow officers & I went home safe & alive at the end of watch. Hope this Officer recovers quick & as always we all learn from every incident. Brothers/Sisters in Uniform watch you backs always.

TERRY F. ZECH VAPD (RET) @ 8/11/2014 7:16 AM

You are right about not reaching into the vehicle unless the suspect is trying to grab you or he did grab you and drag you along. Then you have felony assault or attempted murder of a police officer. It was a bad situation all the way around but the officer did not stop fighting and allowed the other officers time to get there and take the fool down. Geet better quick brother.

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