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Chalfont Police Officer Shot and Wounded

A Chalfont police officer was wounded after being shot in the chest early Monday morning near the Lenape Valley Swim Club.

A standard piece of police equipment just may have saved the life of a Chalfont police officer Monday morning.

Chalfont Borough officer Jon Cousin was shot in the chest early Monday morning while investigating a suspicious vehicle. But he was wearing a bulletproof vest, and within hours, had been treated and released from an area hospital.

The officer was shot around 3:30 a.m. when he was checking into a suspicious vehicle on the 100 block of Westview Avenue, near the Lenape Valley Swim Club.

Police said Cousin was wearing a bulletproof vest when he was shot in the chest. He was taken to Abington Memorial Hospital for treatment.

A hospital spokeswoman said Monday morning that he already had been treated and released.

Authorities searched the area for the car and set up checkpoints in the area before sunrise, but did not locate the car or suspects.

In early-morning images posted on GunCrisis.org, patrol officers armed with rifles can be seen in the area of the shooting. Nearby, investigators can be seen checking the ground for evidence.

Police activity stemming from the incident caused delays on the SEPTA line that runs through Chalfont, SEPTA said.

Police, SWAT and K9 officers from multiple departments, including Dolyestown, Newtown, Northampton, Lower Southampton, Warrington, Warminster, Upper Southampton and several others, respond and assisted Chalfont officers.

The Philadelphia Police Department and New Jersey State Police helicopters were alerted of the incident, but it is not clear whether they responded to the scene.

Jane August 29, 2012 at 02:39 AM
Yes, officers are fighting for their LIVES here in harrowing Doylestown. Oh the sheer terror that they must face, just daily. Ticketing kids for stumbling in the streets or drawing with chalk, and living to tell the tale. Please let me hurry to forgive them their lies, their murder of unarmed civilians, and so forth. Their LIVES are on the line, just day in and day out. Hahahaha, no.
Jane August 29, 2012 at 02:40 AM
Well, I mean if "idiot" is your best shot then I'm definitely a comparative authority, what with my possession of facts and all.
Resident04 August 30, 2012 at 02:27 AM
Jane needs to go to the swim club, handcuffed and draw on the sidewalk with chalk. If this county is so shitty and corrupt... Why in the hell do you live here?
mr grinch August 30, 2012 at 11:37 AM
Time to re think law enforcement in this country. While were at it find a way to educate its citizens about law enforcement. Seems to me there are not enough people who posses much if any knowledge on the subject. Well said Jane.
Wolfhounds77 August 30, 2012 at 04:39 PM
David what we need is Honest Police officers.

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