Police Officer Dragged By Car During High School Protest Over Ferguson

Officer John Adsit

Officers were hit Wednesday morning December 3rd

Four Denver police officers were injured Wednesday when they were hit by a vehicle during a school protest over a Grand Jury decision in Ferguson Missouri last week. The incident occurred at 11:55 a.m. near East Colfax Avenue and Williams Street. Students walked out of class in protest and were returning to the school when four Denver bicycle unit police officers were struck by a black Mercedes sedan. A witness said one of the police officers may have been dragged by the vehicle about a block.
Officer John Adsit, a bike officer in the department’s District 6, suffered the worst injuries. The officer is now undergoing surgery at Denver Health Medical Center, and is said to be in critical condition.

Officer John Adsit

Officer John Adsit

Two of the officers hit were taken to the hospital and treated. They were released less than an hour later. Another was treated on the scene by emergency crews and not hospitalized. Denver Police Chief Robert White said “Three of the four (officers) I think will be fine. The other one, obviously we’ll keep and his family in prayer and hopefully things will turn out okay,”
The driver of the car was taken to the hospital and is listed as being in fair condition.

A woman who saw what happened said, “The kids were protesting and the cops were managing it and out of nowhere there’s just a black vehicle that came through here and they hit that cyclist and then they went through the parking lot and they hit another vehicle,”

Student blocking the intersection of Lincoln Street and Colfax Avenue (credit: CBS)

The students left the school at 10:00 am to gather with close to 1,000 people near the Capitol at 11:30 a.m. The protest was over the decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson, a police officer that shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown. The officers were escorting the children back to school when they were hit by the vehicle.

3 Comments on "Police Officer Dragged By Car During High School Protest Over Ferguson"

  1. Dennis Gilpin | 12/05/2014 at 5:41 PM |

    Unfortunately, There is a breaking point where the public will not tolerate people holding up their commute. More worried about the police officers who are escorting the ” protesters”. There will be much more of this because the protesters are ignorant of the citizens right to use the roads unhindered. Imagine a car chase where officers are trying to catch a criminal. Do you think the criminals care about people in the street ? Even as a little boy, I knew better than to play in the streets. In the street, one minute to leave then an arrest. They deserve little consideration as they show us none.

  2. grin-n-barrett | 12/04/2014 at 6:37 PM |

    The officers will be sued for damaging the car the individual was driving with their bicycles and for bleeding on the paint job I am sure. My thoughts and prayers go out to the officer who is still fighting his injuries. May you all be well.

  3. listen very carefully if you are a person, no wait let’s make that DAMN FOOL who is, has, or is planning on blocking a road, street, highway or path in or Around Tucson Arizona, You might want to think twice. I will run over your goddamn ass in a heart beat, I am tired of this shit, You need to heed this warning fool.

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