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John Mackey
Struck By Vehicle
Mon, Nov 9th, 2015
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Trauma (Accidental)
Fri, Feb 9th, 1979
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Corrections Officer
Joe R. Tuggle
Gunfire (Intentional)
Tue, Oct 29th, 1940
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We are very thankful for positive outcomes from two unrelated incidents that occurred in our service area over the last 48 hours. Both could have ended v-e-r-y differently.

The first occurred just after 7:00 (Eastern) Wednesday evening after an Indiana State Trooper made a traffic stop in Jeffersonville. An altercation ensued and the trooper suffered a gunshot graze wound to his forehead. The trooper returned fire, striking the suspect, and then pursued the suspect until he was bought into custody.

The second incident occurred just after 7:30 (Central) this morning when two Bellafontaine Neighbors (Saint Louis suburb) police officers became involved in an altercation in which both were shot at least once in the chest. Fortunately, both were wearing ballistic vests and only suffered minor injuries. At last word, the suspect was still barricaded inside a residence.

Please keep these officers, their families and all the brave men and women of our public safety services in your thoughts and prayers.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the men and women of the Arnold (MO) Police Department (Saint Louis area) after one of their officers was shot in the line-of-duty within the last hour. Reports are that the officer was shot in the neck or head, but there is no more specific information about his condition. A suspect has also been shot and is in custody.

We are praying for a postive outcome in a situation unfolding now in Saint Louis. Reports are that an officer is down and multiple people have been shot near the intersection of Page Avenue and Hodiamont which is on the city's northwest side. UPDATE: Two officers have been injured, but neither were shot. Both are reported to have only minor injuries. One suspect has been shot and is in custody. At least one more suspect is currently at large.