Second Off-Duty Cop Attacked While Jogging

Saturday, Aug 31, 2013  |  Updated 10:07 AM CDT
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Off-Duty Officer Attacked in Sauganash

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Off-Duty Officer Attacked in Sauganash

Female officer was attacked on a jogging path in the middle of the afternoon. Natalie Martinez reports.
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Police are searching for a man accused of attacking a second off-duty female Chicago police officer on the city’s Northwest Side, officials said.

Cook County Forest Preserve police said the off-duty officer was jogging around 11 a.m. Tuesday in Caldwell Woods near Devon and Milwaukee Avenues when she was attacked.

Officials believe the offender is the same man who sexually assaulted an off-duty female officer Thursday afternoon in Sauganash Park.

The officer, who was jogging between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. near West Peterson Avenue and North Pulaski Road, was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

The officer fought off her attacker, who was described as a male Hispanic riding a bicycle, said police spokesman Adam Collins.

"I've never had any concerns up until I heard about this incident, and I only hope that the cop is doing very well," said jogger Diane King, adding that she'll be carrying pepper spray on future runs.

The Cook County Forest Preserve said they plan to have extra patrols over the weekend and will work “hand in hand with Chicago Police to solve this.”


 

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