JSO officer hit by car while running after suspect

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says the officer will have a “long road to recovery”.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Action News Jax has confirmed that an officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office was hit by a car while chasing after a suspect Thursday night.

JSO said the officer was running after a suspect wanted in a domestic incident when the officer was hit. They suffered serious injuries which required surgery and will “have a long road to recovery”.

The driver of the car reportedly stayed at the scene and is cooperating.

The sheriff’s office said the incident “highlights the inherent dangers officers face on a daily basis while serving our community”.

Action News Jax will update you on-air and online as we learn more.

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Samantha Mathers

Samantha Mathers, Action News Jax

Samantha Mathers is a digital reporter and content creator for Action News Jax.

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