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Racine County Sheriffs Office squad car struck, third this month

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Posted at 3:55 PM, Feb 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-18 16:55:53-05

BURLINGTON -- Monday morning around 7:30 a.m., another Racine County Sheriff squad car was hit while assisting a motorist in a ditch.

Deputy Troy Ruffalo was seated in his squad car with his K-9 partner Nitro when the car was struck in the rear by a vehicle traveling Eastbound on State Highway 20.

Luckily, Deputy Ruffalo was treated and released at Wheaton Franciscan with minor injuries. Nitro was also uninjured.

According to a Facebook post, this marks the third squad car to be hit in a month. Each squad car was either conducting a traffic stop, assisting a motorist or investigating an accident.

The Racine County Sheriffs Office asks the public to move over, slow down and pay attention to keep this from happening.