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Pa. cop slugged at memorial for accident victim

The officer was treated for multiple facial fractures after getting sucker punched while off duty

Intelligencer Journal

LANCASTER, Pa. — A vehicle driven by an off-duty police officer accidentally struck a man standing in the road in Pequea Township on Thursday night, and then the officer was punched by a bystander when he tried to help the man, according to police.

The accident victim, Ross J. Novack, 22, of Pine Grove, was in serious condition Friday at Lancaster General Hospital. Novack was among a group of people who had gathered Thursday at a memorial for a man killed in a July motorcycle wreck.

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