Thursday, October 29, 2009


Officer beaten at tribal burial grounds
Norwich Bulletin
Posted Oct 29, 2009 @ 12:04 AM
Last update Oct 29, 2009 @ 08:38 AM

A Mashantucket tribal police officer was attacked and beaten Wednesday night by a man at the tribe’s burial grounds on Fanning Road in Ledyard.

State police and officers from the Ledyard Police Department responded to the scene about 6:45 p.m. after tribal police told them they had lost contact with the officer after assistance was requested, according to a press release from state police.

Police described the attacker as being either Asian or Hispanic, about 5-feet, 7-inches tall, and wearing a hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

The identify of the officer is being withheld pending further investigation.

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call state police at (860) 848-6565, ext. 5036.

EDITORIAL FOOTNOTE: Could this happen to a Mohegan Tribal Police Officer or the Mohegan Tribal Security at a burial ground or some other place on the Mohegan reservation? Are these a sign of the times? What do you think?

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