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Coon Rapids, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Minnesota law enforcement officer has been recovering at home this week from injuries she suffered while investigating a property damage hit and run Monday night.

Coon Rapids Police Chief John Stahnke says the officer was on patrol around 8:40 PM when she noticed the debris on the road from a mailbox I have been struck by a vehicle. After activating the emergency lights on her squad car, the officer began removing the debris from the road and was struck by an out-of-control vehicle.

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Chief Stahnke indicated a full-size pickup truck first collided with the squad car and then slammed into the unprotected officer. She was transported to a hospital where she was treated for her injuries and released.

The motorist driving the pickup remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation into the incident.

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