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RPD officer injured responding to domestic call

Oct 4, 2019

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Officials say that a Rochester Police officer was attacked with a knife responding to a domestic call on the northeast side of the city on Friday.

It happened around 11:45 a.m. at 37 Peck Street, not far from Goodman St.

Authorities say that the officer was attacked inside the house by a man in his 20s, and suffered cuts to his face. One shot was fired by the officer, but officials say no one was hit by the bullet.

The suspect was tased, and was taken to Strong Hospital as part of  the usual protocol.

RPD officials say that a couple of bystanders in the area apparently helped capture the suspect, but details are still coming in.

The officer, a 23 year veteran of the department who was not named yet, was taken to Rochester General Hospital.

On Friday night, Deputy Chief Mark Mura said that the injured officer has had successful surgery and is currently listed in serious but stable condition.  He suffered multiple stab wounds during the attack.

The man accused of stabbing him is in Strong Memorial Hospital. There's no word yet on charges.

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren issued this statement on Friday:

“Today’s news reminds us of the bravery and dedication of the men and women of our Rochester Police Department. I ask all those of faith to pray for the Officer’s recovery and well-being. The residents who intervened deserve our gratitude and their actions speak to the true spirit of our city.”

A City Hall spokesman says that the mayor was returning from a conference in Washington, DC, and planned to visit the officer in the hospital on Friday evening.

The Rochester Police Locust Club, which is the police union, issued this statement:

“Our Brother officer was attacked today, while doing his difficult and dangerous job of protecting this community. He fought to stay alive and did just that. We are thankful that his Brother and Sisters were able to get to him quickly and drive him to the hospital. Please keep him and all officers, especially those who helped save his life, in your thoughts and prayers.”