Harrisonville police continue to investigate a week after a police officer from another agency was allegedly assaulted while on duty.
Police declined to say how the officer was injured, but said his condition was improving by Wednesday.
The officer, who has not been identified by authorities, has been receiving treatment at an area hospital since May 25.
An incident report provided by the Harrisonville Police Department does not go into specifics of the case police are investigating, but it provides some details from the day of the incident.
According to the report, a 911 call led to a Harrisonville police officer being dispatched to a gas station near the intersection of North Commercial Street and West Mechanic Street to check on the well-being of a man inside a vehicle. The call came in to a dispatcher at 5:38 a.m. May 25. Police arrived at the scene within minutes. The gas station, identified in the report as the Wood Oil Company, is located at 150 S. Commercial St. in Harrisonville.
Harrisonville Police Officer James Totten wrote in the report that the man inside the vehicle was a police officer driving a police vehicle in the area. The report indicated the vehicle had a flat tire.
“...I received information, via radio dispatch, there was an Archie police vehicle driving around the area of Commercial and Mechanic,” Totten wrote. “Further information received was, the Archie police vehicle was driving on a bare wheel rim throwing sparks from the bare wheel while moving.”
Police said the man was responsive to officers at the scene, and was taken to a hospital shortly after police arrived. Police left the scene after an hour.
The report said the case was being investigated as an assault against a law enforcement officer, but it does not say how the officer was physically injured.
Police said Thursday they were reviewing surveillance video captured that morning in the area of Commercial Street and Mechanic Street as well as video captured outside the city.
No arrests have been made in the case.
The Harrisonville Police Department was receiving assistance in the case from the Missouri State Highway Patrol and FBI.
In an updated press release Wednesday, Harrisonville police said the officer was still in the hospital.
“Regarding our investigation involving the Archie PD officer. We are pleased to report that his condition is improving. We are continuing to investigate but are not able to release additional information at this time,” the press release stated. “We thank you for your patience and continued thoughts for Archie PD and their officer. Further information will be released as soon as possible.”