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Video: Suspect Runs Over San Diego Officer with His Own Patrol Car

January 16, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Suspect Runs Over San Diego Officer with His Own Patrol Car

A San Diego police officer was rushed to UC San Diego Medical Center Tuesday night after being intentionally run over by his own police cruiser in Barrio Logan, police said.

San Diego Police Lieutenant  Mike Hastings said 25-year police veteran Jeffrey Swett and another officer were investigating a burglary attempt at a nearby home. Swett was speaking with a witness in the alley behind the home when the burglary suspect jumped into his running police car.

The suspect, identified as 25-year-old Frank William Bogard, then intentionally drove the car toward Swett, throwing him onto the hood of the car. Bogard continued to accelerate with the officer still on the hood, police told Fox 5 TV.

A second police officer, fearing for Officer Swett’s safety, opened fire on Bogard. Swett then rolled off the hood onto the ground. A bullet hit Bogard, causing him to crash the stolen police cruiser into a nearby electric pole, Lt. Hastings said. A police dog helped get Bogard out of the vehicle so officers could arrest him.


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kevCopAz @ 1/17/2015 7:53 AM

Thank God for the end result, nobody killed, both officers alive and the suspect heading to DOC tone someones boy friend. We ALL have done this (leave vehicle running) and but for the Grace of God it doesn't happen more often. We all know that circumstances sometimes dictates we do this, but we also know there are times when we all are a bit careless. NOT JUDGING since I was not there. I recall thinking to myself every time I did that it had been a good idea, I was lucky it didn't happen to me or one of my fellow officers. Lesson can be learned, sometimes in a very hard way.

Ima Leprechaun @ 1/19/2015 1:32 AM

This happens more than most people know. Some agencies have installed car alarms which allow the police car to continue running without a key but if the brake is pressed or the car put into gear the engine stops. This is money well spent. Get well soon!

plato's playdough @ 1/19/2015 2:06 AM

http://voiceofsandiego.org/2013/09/16/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-barrio-logan-community-plan/

Notice no mention of race of scumbag. See the url, and make your own conclusions.

Race protection is the result of accusations of racist comments. It is not a nice world. Not everyone is inculcated with the same values. Therefore, everyone is NOT the same.

Define humanity as you will, not every human is HUMANE.

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