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Park Ranger Injured in Officer-Involved Shooting in South Springfield Identified

Christina Randall, KOLR

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Springfield-Greene County Park Board has identified the park ranger shot and injured on Thursday as Robert Bridges.

According to the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, Ranger Bridges was providing backup to the Springfield Police Department when he was hit by several shots fired by a suspect.

As KOLR-10 reports, Bridges remains in serious condition with non-life-threatening injuries at a Springfield hospital. Bridges has served as a Springfield-Greene County park ranger for about a year and a half, with 17 years of previous law enforcement experience.

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