An officer with the Collierville Police Division stays in important situation after a person needed for tried homicide allegedly ran over him.
Collierville Police Chief Dale Lane stated the injured officer is a veteran of the division. Lane described his situation as important however steady, saying that though he has undergone a number of surgical procedures and is enhancing, he nonetheless has an extended approach to go.
“It is devastating, ?” Lane stated of the incident. “He is a member of our household and we simply rally round him, ensuring he will get all the pieces he wants and his household is taken care of.”
Lane thanked the division and the neighborhood for his or her prayers and help for the injured officer.
“It has been robust for the entire division,” he stated.
In accordance with courtroom paperwork, the incident started when investigators have been looking for Keith Houston early Saturday morning. Houston needed to shoot up his girlfriend’s condominium.
The officer noticed Houston’s automotive and drove as much as it, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations reported. Houston fled, forcing the officer onto the hood of his automotive after which rolling over him, in accordance with the TBI.
Houston was arrested later that day in Fraser.
“Sadly our officers being injured just isn’t a brand new phenomenon,” Lane stated. “We had a number of final yr that have been critically injured when two of our officers have been pulled over by a automotive.”
Lane stated he would not assume officers being hit by vehicles is one thing that may be prevented with further coaching or protocol modifications. As an alternative, he recognized it as one of many dangers of being a police officer.
“Our officers obtain the very best coaching within the nation,” he stated. “This isn’t a coaching difficulty. Sadly, there are only some imply folks on the earth.”
He stated officers are educated to manage life-saving medical care to themselves or others within the occasion of an emergency and praised those that jumped into motion to assist.
“We had completely a number of officers who intervened with this officer. Due to this fact, we’re very pleased with their actions. I do not need to get too deep into that as a result of the investigation has been turned over to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations who’re going to be finishing it,” Lane stated. “Plenty of these particulars are going to return out later.”
Houston is being held on $150,000 bond and faces 5 fees, together with tried first-degree homicide. He will probably be produced in courtroom on Friday.
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