Buffalo Police release information regarding pursuit that injured police chief

September 26, 2017

 

Logan Shoemaker via Scott County Sheriff's Office

 

 

The Buffalo Police Department has released information regarding Monday's police pursuit with a stolen garbage truck that injured Buffalo Police Chief Terry 'T.J.' Behning:

"Press Release:

On September 25th, 2017 the Davenport Police Department initiated a vehicle pursuit being operated by Logan Shoemaker (20 years old). During the pursuit, Shoemaker was involved in a traffic accident with a garbage truck, threatened the life of the driver of the garbage truck and ultimately took possession of it. Shoemaker continued to lead officers on a pursuit in the garbage truck through Blue Grass, then south on 70th Ave. toward Buffalo. On 40th Ave. (County Rd. Y40) Chief Terry Behning of the Buffalo Police Department was attempting to utilize stop sticks against the garbage truck. Shoemaker veered the truck toward Chief Behning's squad car and struck it, head on. Chief Behning was positioned behind the squad at this time and was struck by the squad.

Shoemaker was apprehended moments later.

Chief Behning was air lifted to the hospital by MedForce. At this time we don't have a detailed update on his condition.

In addition to the multiple charges from Davenport Police Department, The Scott County Sheriff's Office charged Shoemaker with robbery 1st degree and in reference to the incident with Chief Behning, Shoemaker was charged with attempted murder.

The Iowa State Patrol is handling the traffic accident portion of the investigation, the Davenport Police Department and the Scott County Sheriff's Office is handling the criminal investigation.

Thank you to all agencies involved: The Iowa State Patrol, Scott County Sheriff's Office, Davenport Police Department, Scott County Conservation Officers, Muscatine County Sheriff's Office, Blue Grass Police Department, Canadian Pacific Railroad Police Department, Buffalo Police Department, Buffalo Fire Department, Davenport Fire Department, Medic Emergency Services, MedForce, and Scott County VIPS units." 

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