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Suffolk officer struck in hit-and-run crash, police say

Suffolk police at the scene of the hit-and-run

Suffolk police at the scene of the hit-and-run crash on Peterson Street in Brentwood that injured a patrol officer about 11:15 p.m. Friday. Credit: Paul Mazza

A Suffolk County police officer was struck by a car Friday night in a hit-and-run crash in Brentwood that led to a police pursuit, authorities said.

The patrol officer, a 16-year veteran of the department, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was treated at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore and released, police said in a news release.

The officer was on foot in front on Peterson Street in Brentwood as he responded to a call regarding a suspicious vehicle around 11:15 p.m., police said. He was hit by a dark-colored sedan with out-of-state license plates and the driver fled the scene.

Police are investigating if the suspicious vehicle is the same car that struck the officer or a different one.

A police pursuit began but no one was caught. The vehicle was last seen traveling north on Route 111, according to the release.

Additional information about the officer's injuries and the pursuit was not immediately available.

Detectives are asking anyone with information to call the Third Squad at 631-854-8352 or anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 800-220-8477.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 fast cash reward for information leading to an arrest in the incident. The fast cash reward of $5,000 will be issued within 72 hours to anyone who provides information that leads to an arrest.

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