A former police officer—now an elected official with the Missouri House of Representatives—wants to force any city with a population of 5,000 or fewer inhabitants, with an area of less than two square miles, to disband its police department and contract for law enforcement services with either the county police department or a larger neighboring city.
The incident reportedly began when a man began to assault a woman he was dating as the couple drove on a Phoenix road around 2130 hours on Monday.
The officer—who has not yet been identified—reportedly had an accidental discharge in the parking lot of the restaurant that struck him somewhere in the chest area.
The officers were doing surveillance following a call of shots fired when they were hit by an outbound South Shore train.
Officer Jason Quick was dispatched to a traffic accident on I-95. He was struck by a passing car at the scene. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.