Saturday, July 16, 2016

Police Officer Paul Rucker Dragged 900-Yards During Traffic Stop

SLATON TEXAS - A Slaton police officer is recovering after being dragged 900 yards and thrown off a vehicle on Friday night. Officer Paul Rucker was directing traffic in the intersection of Texas Ave. and Railroad Ave. for a car show in Slaton around 8 p.m. Friday, when police say a driver refused to cooperate and got into a physical confrontation with the officer.

Slaton police say Rucker was dragged approximately 900 yards and thrown off the vehicle, landing in a bar ditch in the 100 block of Railroad Avenue. Officer Rucker was taken to a local hospital in serious condition. He sustained road rash to his head and limbs and a major contusion to his head.

He was released a few hours later and is recovering.

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