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Waterbury – Officer Injured In Assault

A local police officer was hurt while apprehending a suspect in Waterbury early yesterday morning.

At approximately 1:35 a.m., a local police officer was on Porter Street when he identified 33-year-old Kristian Rivera, a known offender with an outstanding arrest warrant. The officer tackled Rivera, but the suspect resisted and was able to escape using the officer’s cruiser. The police officer sustained multiple injuries in the incident and was taken to the hospital. Rivera was eventually found and arrested a short time later in Seymour. He is now facing multiple charges related to this and prior incidents.

Members of the law enforcement community risk their lives on a daily basis to make our communities safe. These incidents can be traumatic even for trained professionals. With that in mind, people injured in various road incidents, regardless of circumstances, should be allowed sufficient opportunities to cope after these unfortunate situations. Anyone involved in similar scenarios has the option to review and pursue various avenues with the help of legal experts.

If you or someone you care about was injured in an accident, you may need help navigating the complex challenges of paying for your medical bills, recouping your lost wages, and regaining your quality of life. The Connecticut attorneys with Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you through this process, working to hold the responsible party accountable for the pain and suffering you have had to endure. Call 800-PERKINS for a free consultation with a lawyer today.

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