A police officer from eastern Iowa was shot just before 3 A.M. today by a person in a car he’d pulled over for a traffic stop. The Maquoketa police officer is being treated at the Jackson County Regional Health Center and is reportedly not in life-threatening condition.
No names were released. The suspect fled the scene. Police chased the suspect at high rates of speed. Clinton County and Jones County deputies joined the chase, along with the Iowa Highway Patrol. The vehicle was reportedly found in the Lost Nation area but there’s no word on the suspect.
(Reporting by Sheri Melvold, KMAQ, Maquoketa)