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May 3, 2010 5:33 AM by Matt Stafford

Deputy out of hospital after serious injuries received from traffic stop

An unidentified Sheriff's deputy has been released from a local hospital after receiving treatment on serious injuries he got during a traffic stop in the Security-Widefield area Saturday night.

A 911 call came in from a woman in the 1600 block of Rosemont Dr. around 10:40 p.m. She said an E.P.S.O. vehicle was parked in front of her home and a deputy was lying in the street. A press release from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office says while deputies were responding to the scene, the injured deputy radioed for medical attention.

At the scene, Deputy Teresa Murphy with the Sheriff's office said their department first learned of the injuries to the deputy through the 911 call. No radio communication was made about the traffic stop prior to the deputy sustaining injuries.

Murphy said, in a press release sent out Sunday afternoon, witnesses reported the deputy pulling over a dark colored S.U.V., possibly a Jeep Cherokee. Murphy says the deputy reached into the suspect's vehicle, or attempted to pull somebody out of it, when it sped away with the deputy hanging on. The vehicle went about 40 yards before the deputy released and fell to the roadway.
The deputy has been employed by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office since 1999.

Sheriff's deputies are looking for the driver of the dark colored S.U.V. for the assault on the deputy. If you have any information, they ask that you call the El Paso County Sheriff's Office (390-5555) or Crime Stoppers (634-7867).

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