Four Lawmen Shot in Midlothian


8-20-06 - MIDLOTHIAN, Texas (AP) - Four law enforcement officers are hospitalized and a standoff continues in Midlothian Sunday evening.

Police say three Midlothian officers were wounded as they investigated a report of a broken window at an apartment complex. Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Lisa Block says Trooper Rick Smith was wounded as he responded to the scene.

Midlothian police Sergeant Brian Woolery is in serious condition, Methodist Dallas Medical Center Hospital spokeswoman Kathleen Beathard says. Officer Dustin Compton is in good condition and Smith is in fair condition. The fourth officer also was hospitalized but his condition was not immediately available.

Midlothian is located about 25 miles southwest of Dallas.


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