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Police officer found unconscious, attackers sought

TNS Regional News • Apr 26, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Genoa Township police found a fellow officer unconscious after an attack near a boat storage yard early Thursday morning, and now they are looking for answers.

The officer, Greg Yurkovich, stopped at a storage yard on Sunbury Road about 5:30 a.m. to investigate a suspicious vehicle, said Sgt. Rich Lyon, a spokesman for the Genoa Township Police Department.

When the officer got out of his car, Lyon said, two men attacked him.

Lyon said the officer, who is 38, hit the emergency call button on his radio before he was knocked unconscious. When officers arrived at the scene, the two men were gone.

Yurkovich was taken to Grant Medical Center in Columbus, and has a concussion, but is expected recover fully, Lyon said.

Yurkovich described one of his attackers as being between 6 feet, 1 inch and 6 feet, 4 inches tall, and weighing about 300 pounds. The man was white, had a beard and a buzz cut and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. The other man was also white and wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, but had a smaller frame, Lyons said. They were driving a white work van with temporary tags.


By Laura Arenschield - The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio (MCT)

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