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Fort Worth Officer Struck by Vehicle Out of Surgery; Suspect Arrested

The officer was taken to a local hospital

An officer was hospitalized Saturday after he was struck by a vehicle while placing out stop sticks during a pursuit, Fort Worth police say.

A Fort Worth officer was hospitalized after he was struck by a vehicle during a pursuit Saturday morning, police say.

Officers tried to initiate a traffic stop about 11:30 a.m. in the 4200 block of North Freeway on a stolen vehicle, but the driver did not stop.

Police began chasing the driver and an officer who was attempting to deploy stop sticks was struck by the suspect's vehicle, police said.

The officer was taken to a local hospital and underwent extensive surgery. He was out of surgery around midnight and was in the ICU in stable condition, police said.

Police said he underwent further surgery Sunday. Visitation at the hospital was limited due to COVID-19, said Fort Worth Police Association President Manny Ramirez.

The officer's identity has not been released.

Police arrested 38-year-old Ronnie Jackson Jr. later Saturday. He faces charges of criminal attempted capital murder and evading arrest detention with a vehicle.

Fort Worth Police Department

Police did not provide any additional information.

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