Cop, Two Paramedics Attacked While Responding To Emergency Call

CBS Chicago

(STMW) — A highly intoxicated northwest Indiana man who allegedly hit, punched and kicked a police officer and paramedics trying to assist him was ordered held on $150,000 bond Wednesday.

Joseph Zajac, 28, of Hobart was charged with three felony counts of aggravated battery to a police officer or protected employee, and one misdemeanor count of resisting an officer, police said.

Zajac, of the 3800 block of Colbourne Street in Hobart, Ind., was ordered held on $150,000 bond at a hearing Wednesday, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office said.

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Concerned onlookers called 911 about 7:15 p.m. after they saw Zajac stumble in the street and hit his head on the ground in the 300 block of North LaSalle Drive, police said.

When police officers and paramedics tried to help Zajac, he became “highly combative,” police said. He hit one paramedic in the face, punched and…

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