September 15 – An eight-year veteran of the Macon County Sheriff’s Office was injured while pursuing a “suspicious subject,” but the MSO says his injuries are not life-threatening.
Sheriff’s Lieutenant Jon Butts says, during third shift, one of their deputies in the patrol division was in pursuit of a suspect on foot. While following the suspect down some stairs, “something occurred to the deputy” causing him to lose consciousness and fall down the stairs.
The injured deputy is currently being treated at Decatur Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
“Our prayers and thoughts are with our injured deputy and his family at this time,” Butts says. “Our office is working to reconstruct the events that led up to the deputy being injured and the facts surrounding how he sustained his injuries.”
When the deputy called in, he told dispatch he was checking on a “suspicious person” in that area.
“We are not able to get any additional information at this time that would indicate if it was any type of assault,” Butts says. “We are reviewing all of the in-car video and audio.”
The deputy was injured in the 1000 block of E. Garfield Ave at 2:43 a.m. Thursday morning. He was found unresponsive by a Decatur Police Officer after not answering his radio calls from dispatch.
If you have information regarding this incident, Butts asks that you call Crimestoppers at 423-TIPS or the Macon County Sheriff’s Detective Division at 424-1337.
“We are family here and when something like this occurs, we all have to sit back and realize that bad things occur to everyone, and that we are not immune from them happening to us.”