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.