Jacksonville police officer Assaulted in crowd after he'Raced towards danger'

The police union president said officers were reacting to a report of gunshots

Jacksonville police officer Assaulted in crowd after he'Raced towards danger'

The police union president said officers were reacting to a report of gunshots

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06 June 2021 Sunday 05:30
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Jacksonville police officer Assaulted in crowd after he'Raced towards danger'

A Jacksonville police officer with a gun on his back was assaulted by multiple individuals on Thursday night as he attempted to disperse a crowd of people.

A movie posted by a user named Duval Promo shows an officer entering a bunch of people and getting thrown into the floor as fights broke out. After a short scuffle, the officer managed to get back on his feet and divide himself from the crowd.

Steve Zona, the President of the police union in Jacksonville, stated on Twitter that officials were reacting to a report of gunshots.

"This officer hurried towards risk, alone, to make sure a number of the very men and women who assaulted him would be secure," Zona composed on Twitter Saturday.

"It's sad no one from this crowd opted to assist our officer but we don't believe that's a real representation of the community. We all know you've got our backs and we are going to continue to operate towards threat to keep you safe."

A minumum of one arrest was made in the attack, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office advised CBS47.

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