A Riverside (Mo.) Police officer assisting rescue efforts in Joplin was struck by lightning, and is now under medical evaluation.

Lightning struck the area near where Officer Jeff Taylor, 31, was riding an ATV, after transporting a fire commander back to a command post.

Officer Taylor was transported to a Springfield hospital and treated for burns and other injuries.

On Monday, two Joplin officers were injured, one critically, when they were struck by lightning. The officers were on duty at 20th and Connecticut, when they were struck.

Source: KMBC

Editor's Note: Read more about the tornado's impact on medical services at Campus Safety Magazine, a sister publication of POLICE Magazine.

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