Off-Duty New York City Police Officer Mugged in the Bronx

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NEW YORK, NY – An office duty New York City Police officer was assaulted and robbed while jogging in the Bronx on Tuesday, the NYPD said tonight.

The 18-year veteran officer, a 48-year-old male, was knocked out by his attackers, three men who approached and without warning began attacking him.

The incident happened Tuesday morning at around 10:30 am near 823 Olmstead Avenue. The officer was found lying on the ground. He was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center. Initially, because he had his wallet and identification stolen, he was listed as a “John Doe”.

Later, police were able to identify him as a city officer. He suffered a fractured skull and brain bleeding during the attack.

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