Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Update on officer injured Sunday night

We’ve gotten some inquiries about the well-being of the officer who was injured by a suspect while working at a uniformed off-duty security assignment at the Power & Light District on Sunday night. The officer suffered a traumatic head injury and was admitted to a local hospital’s intensive care unit. Tuesday night his condition was upgraded and he was taken out of intensive care.

I also sincerely appreciate this statement that was issued by Kevin Battle, Chief Operations Officer of the Power & Light District:“The Kansas City Power & Light District and all of Kansas City owe an incredible debt of gratitude to the Kansas City Police Department and its officers. Our thoughts and prayers are with the officer and his family for a full recovery.”All of us here at KCPD also are praying for the recovery of this officer, a member of our law enforcement family and a 14-year veteran of this department.

Both suspects were charged in Jackson County court; One with Assault in the First Degree on a Law Enforcement Officer and the second with felony Resisting and Hindering.

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