INDIANAPOLIS, April 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Police Association is announcing a $5,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the individuals responsible for opening fire on a Humboldt County, CA Sheriff's deputy on April 13, 2020, at about 1:18 a.m.
A Humboldt County Sheriff's deputy on patrol in the area of Highway 36 and Demello Road observed a motorcycle seemingly disabled near the side of the road. As the deputy approached to investigate, the passenger of the motorcycle shot at the deputy, striking the patrol vehicle's windshield. The deputy sustained injuries as a result of flying glass from the windshield.
The motorcycle fled eastbound on Highway 36 at a high rate of speed pursued by the deputy. The suspects got away due to weather and road conditions.
The deputy was later transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries and released.
The motorcycle is described as black with no license plate. The passenger of the motorcycle is described as wearing a dark helmet and a red jacket.
Police are searching for the suspects as the investigation continues. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff's Office Crime Tip Line at 707-268-2539.
The NPA's reward program terms and conditions can be reviewed here https://nationalpolice.org/rewards/.
The National Police Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with a mission of educating supporters of law enforcement in how to help police departments accomplish their goals.
SOURCE National Police Association