(CMR) According to the police one of their own was the victim of a hit and run during a traffic stop on Saturday.
About 11:30 p.m. on Saturday 16 November the police were conducting a traffic check in the vicinity of Yacht Drive on the Esterly Tibbets Highway.
During this check a dark-coloured sedan appeared to slow down to stop upon approaching the location.
An officer that was at the location approached the vehicle in a marked police car with blue lights on. The officer exited the police car and walked up to the driver's side of the dark-colored sedan, where he attempted to speak with the driver and the passenger of the vehicle.
After getting no response from either party, the officer attempted to obtain the license plate number of the vehicle and in doing so walked in front of the dark coloured sedan, that had parked. The driver of the vehicle then drove off and struck the officer with the car, then sped off and broke through the roadblock entering into West Bay.
The injured officer was given first aid assistance by the other officers on scene and then was transported to the hospital by an ambulance for treatment after being later released. He is believed to have sustained non life-threatening injuries.
The RCIPS considers actions displayed by the driver of this vehicle was an reckless and unwarranted attack on a police officer carrying out his lawful duty, which could have resulted in serious injury ,and even the loss of life.
The RCIPS is appealing to anyone with information regarding this incident and who can provide identifying information about the vehicle and its two occupants anyone to contact the George Town Police Station at 949-4222.
Tips can also be passed directly to police on our website http://www.rcips.ky/submit-a-tip or at the RCIPS Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777.
Those who do not want to contact police but wish to send information anonymously can do so through Crime Stoppers at 800-8477 or https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=681 . Information sent through Crime Stoppers that results in an arrest or conviction can also qualify for a reward.