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MURPHYSBORO — A Murphysboro police officer was injured during a traffic stop at approximately 8:11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, in the 2300 block of Borgsmiller Street, according to a press release from Murphysboro Police Chief Chad Roberts.

During the stop, a white female driver refused to comply with the orders of the officer and fled the scene in the vehicle. The officer was dragged a short distance while attempting to arrest the driver before falling to the ground from the moving vehicle.

The officer was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a nearby hospital and released. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact Murphysboro Police Department at 618-684-2121 or Murphysboro/Jackson County Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 618-687-2677 (COPS). Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for a tip that leads to an arrest.

-- The Southern


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