Police Chief Jumps Out of Parade, Into Action

Fight at parade leads to 4 arrests

Sunday, Jul 4, 2010  |  Updated 10:00 AM CDT
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FILE IMAGE: The Elgin police chief jumped out of the 4th of July parade to tackle a suspect on Saturday.

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Fourth of July celebration in suburban Chicago turned ugly when a fight among neighbors near a parade route resulted in two injuries and four arrests.

Elgin Police Chief Jeffrey Swoboda says the fight started shortly after 10 a.m. when the parade began.

He was at the head of the town's parade, riding in police department vehicle and jumped out to respond. He tackled one of the suspects involved in the fight.

Two men were transported to an area hospital in unknown conditions, Fire department spokesman Tim Michaels said.

Information on the arrests wasn't immediately available.

The altercation didn't affect the parade.

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