Dexter Teen Credited With Aiding Injured Officer

DEXTER, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Missouri police officer is recovering after being attacked while breaking up a fight. Meanwhile, a teenage girl is credited for stepping in to help the fallen officer.

The Dexter Daily Statesman reports that 18-year-old Tasha Rodgers of Dexter comforted officer Kevin Moore Monday night, and called an ambulance after he was attacked on a parking lot.

Moore responded to a fight on a lot near a McDonald’s restaurant involving a man and his two sons. The man allegedly shoved Moore, and Moore shot him with a stun-gun.

Police say one of the sons punched Moore, knocking him unconscious and causing a fracture above the right eye.

Austin Mace of Dexter is charged with assaulting the officer. He is jailed and does not yet have an attorney.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press


More From CBS St. Louis

Listen Now
Introducing Your New Podcast Network
Find St. Louis' Top Spots

Listen Live