Sheriff’s deputy hospitalized after assault during stop

ALLEGAN, MI. – A deputy from the Allegan County Sheriff’s Department is currently recuperating in a local hospital after sustaining a serious head injury during an altercation with a suspect. The incident occurred late Monday night when the deputy responded to a call about a reckless driver in a residential area.

The deputy was dispatched to investigate a report of an individual driving at high speeds without headlights in a local neighborhood. The call came in shortly before 10 p.m., prompting immediate action from the sheriff’s department due to the potential danger posed to residents.

Upon arrival, the deputy attempted to arrest the suspect, who subsequently became aggressive. During the ensuing struggle, the deputy was injured and had to be rushed to the hospital for immediate medical attention. The suspect’s combative behavior underscores the unpredictable and often dangerous situations law enforcement officers face daily.

A Michigan State Police trooper, who was assisting the deputy at the scene, managed to apprehend the suspect and provide initial medical assistance to the injured deputy. The swift response and collaboration between the two departments highlight the importance of inter-agency cooperation in ensuring public safety.

The suspect, a 35-year-old resident of Dorr, Michigan, is currently being held at the Allegan County Corrections Center. He is facing multiple felony charges, although the specifics of these charges have not yet been disclosed. The injured deputy’s identity and current medical condition remain undisclosed as of Tuesday.