Macon Police Officer Assaulted by Unknown Individual

October 24, 2018

On 10/22/2018, a Macon Police Officer was assaulted by an unknown

individual during routine preventive patrol. At approximately 11:50 pm,

the officer was conducting preventive patrol around Macon Lake area when

he witnessed a suspicious person at the boat ramp area near the

restrooms after lake hours. The officer exited his patrol vehicle to

make contact when the male suspect refused to remove his hands from his

pockets. The officer removed his duty weapon from his holster for

officer safety and called for backup. He was then struck from behind by

a second suspect and knocked unconscious. When backup arrived, the

officer was found to be unconscious with his handgun laying near. EMS

was called to the scene and the officer was transported by ambulance for

medical treatment at an area hospital. Assistance from area law

enforcement included utilization of the Missouri State Highway Patrol

Troopers, K-9 and Air units as well as area Deputies and Sheriff from

the Macon County Sheriff's Office. The three agencies worked together

to set a perimeter for the search area but was unable to locate either

suspect. Officers from the NOMO Drug Task Force are also assisting

during the ongoing investigation. Chief Dawdy states, "further

information will be released only by this department when deemed

appropriate. Anyone with information is asked to please call the Macon

Police Department at 660-385-2195 or the Anonymous Tips Line at