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MPD Officer struck by SUV while directing traffic

A Milwaukee Police Officer was injured Thursday night while directing traffic near the Summerfest grounds.  The officer, a member of the Motorcycle Unit, was directing traffic at the intersection of E Harbor and N Lincoln Memorial Drives around 8:25 PM, when a motorist ignored the officer’s directions, attempted to drive around him and struck him with the vehicle.  The motorist driving a small SUV fled the scene but was located a short distance away and was arrested.

The officer, a seven year veteran of the MPD, was taken to a local hospital where he is being treated for his injuries.

The MPD is continuing to investigate the incident.

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