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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.

Jeff Lugar August 28, 2012 at 12:11 PM
So police officer shot at, no comments; liquor license not transferred, 75+ comments. Nice. The number of shootings at police is becoming frighteningly regular in our area this past twelve months.
Jane August 28, 2012 at 01:23 PM
So is the number of shootings at people BY police.
Bettina August 28, 2012 at 02:01 PM
there were many comments on channels 6 and 10 news about this shooting...remember the wild west...maybe now it's the wild east... I'm glad the officer is ok..he is young has a wife and triplets...he needs to be around for them.
Bettina August 28, 2012 at 02:02 PM
a lot of the comments on the moose license was from employees and members there.
David Holewinski August 28, 2012 at 02:13 PM
As the economy continues to remain poor, people become more desperate and bolder. We are no longer safe in the suburbs from crimes usually found in the big cities and unless the economy gets better the number of crimes will continue to climb. We need change, true change to return this nation to what it once was, the leader in economic development, manuracturing and freedom.
michelle b-g August 28, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Jeff: You are correct! It seems that people are brazen and just take down our peace officers without any thought to their life. Jane: As for officers discharging their weapons, imagine having a career where its the public vs you, for your very life. My thanks to everyone in public safety, paid or volunteer.
Jennifer August 28, 2012 at 03:43 PM
Boy it sure would be nice if I could click on "SUBMIT TIP" AND IT ACTUALLY WORKED!!!!! Step up speak up only works if you have the tools with which to do it.
michael hines August 28, 2012 at 06:53 PM
hope they get the poeple that did it,yes jane ,but the poeple that get shot by the police r the ones doing things wrong or the police wouldnt have been called to were they shoot them??? hello.....
maust August 29, 2012 at 12:48 AM
He lied shot him self
Jane August 29, 2012 at 01:45 AM
Makes the defending of this so-called saint above deliciously ironic. Turns out carrying a badge isn't a sign of sainthood after all. I hope more people question their defense of these liars and murderers, but I'm not optimistic enough to expect it.
Jen August 29, 2012 at 02:26 AM
Jane, you're an idiot. One bad cop doesn't make every other a liar or murderer. I hope someday you don't need help from one of these so called liars and murderers.
Jane August 29, 2012 at 02:31 AM
Oh, you called me a NAME. You must be a very clever person from whom I should take advice! This isn't a case of one bad cop - it's a case of yet another bad cop. Just here in Bucks County, they shoot unarmed, handcuffed, sick people. They shoot themselves and lie about it. They go on power trips and ticket kids for drawing with chalk. "One bad cop" is nonsense, and funny to boot. And yeah, I hope I never have to count on these liars and murderers for help too - because I have little faith I'll get it! Oh but call me another NAME! Maybe then I'll think there's something other than gibberish drooling out of your mouth.
Jen August 29, 2012 at 02:38 AM
Jane, I'd respond to your ridiculous comments, but it's just not worth my time because you're obviously the authority on the subject.
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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