No broken bones for deputy hit by his own patrol car - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

No broken bones for deputy hit by his own patrol car

(WMC-TV) - A DeSoto County sheriff's deputy who was hit by his own patrol car Monday afternoon suffered no broken bones as a result of the accident. He is now recovering and is expected to be OK.Sheriff Bill Rasco identifies the deputy as "Skip" Sheffler, who joined DCSO about one year ago.

The accident happened on Highway 302, where it intersects with Hacks Cross Road. According to the sheriff, Deputy Sheffler had his cruiser lights on as he cleared debris from the roadway when a vehicle struck his car, which then hit him.

"He's alert, he's moving all of his parts," said Sheriff Rasco. "We don't think he has any broken bones at this time."

The sheriff says this is another example of the dangers law enforcement officers face, even when performing routine tasks.

Mississippi and Tennessee both have "move over" laws. That means when there is an officer, deputy, or emergency vehicle on the shoulder of the road, drivers are expected to move over and slow down.

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