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Officer Down: Nick Armstrong - [Rapid City, South Dakota]
By PoliceOne Staff
RAPID CITY, S.D. — A second Rapid City police officer shot in a confrontation Tuesday has died.
Hours after the funeral of Officer James Ryan McCandless, Rapid City Police Chief Steve Allender reported that Officer Nick Armstrong, who had been receiving treatment for a gunshot wound, had also fallen.
Armstrong, a two-year police veteran, was one of two officers injured, according to the Rapid City Journal. McCandless died immediately after the confrontation.
"Nick was a compassionate officer that treated everyone with the highest degree of respect," Allender said.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
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