Waco, TX – Officer Hospitalized after Attack on Bosque Blvd
Waco, TX (October 16, 2019) – An on-the-job assault sent one officer to an area hospital on Tuesday.
At approximately 10:15 a.m. on October 15, emergency crews responded to the scene of attempted use of counterfeit money at a Dollar General store located at 4012 Bosque Blvd.
According to reports, a man attempted to pass a fake $100 at the register. A Waco police officer responded and attempted to apprehend the suspect. The suspect initiated a struggle and slammed the officer’s head against the front door of the store, causing extensive cracking to the glass.
Afterward, the suspect bit the officer on his forearm.
The officer was transported to a local hospital with broken bones in his hand and several cuts and lacerations.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time.
Workplace Accidents in Texas
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ National Crime Victimization Survey, more than 570,000 people are assaulted while on the job each year. These non-fatal accidents can have a detrimental impact on the health and wellbeing of workers. In some cases, workers suffer injuries that impair their abilities to perform the duties of their job. Not only are those harmed forced to deal with pain and suffering, but they also lose income while having to take time off work to recover. When victims are harmed due to the reckless acts of others, it is crucial that they contact a workplace accident attorney in Texas as soon as possible.
Texas personal injury attorneys at The Benton Law Firm have over two decades of experience fighting on behalf of injured workers across our state. When victims are harmed through the reckless acts of others, we work diligently to ensure they collect the maximum amount of compensation available for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and various other damages resulting from their incident. Contact our Waco personal injury attorneys today at (214) 219-4878 to see how we can help you.
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