Baxter Springs police officer back on duty


A Baxter Springs police officer has been back on duty for a week after a dangerous altercation left him hospitalized.

Officer Jimmy Hamilton is glad to be back and is currently on dispatch duty for now. He was recovering from wounds suffered from catching on fire when he respond to an incident back in October that killed an elderly woman and injured two other officers. Hamilton says his doctors believe that in three more months he can return to working outside of the station.

“I miss it. I miss being out on the road and I miss working with the guys out on the street, but I’m looking forward to getting back to it,” says Officer Jimmy Hamilton.

Officer Hamilton says he really appreciates the support from the community during his recovery time.

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