Mesa police officer injured after chasing fleeing suspect

MESA, AZ - A Mesa police officer was injured while trying to apprehend a suspect last week.

A Mesa Public Information Officer said Officer Grant Vaughn broke his leg while chasing after a fleeing suspect during an investigating of a possible drop house last week.

Police said both Vaughn and the suspect fell to the ground during the pursuit. Seventeen people were taken into custody surrounding the drop house investigation.

ABC15 spoke with Officer Grant who remained in high spirits from his hospital bed.

"It's what I'm paid to do, he said."

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