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Off-Duty Glenview Cop Attacked in Chicago

Officer Daniel Domke was attacked with a baseball Saturday night, but declined medical attention after the incident.

Daniel Domke, a 26-year-old Glenview police officer, was hit with a baseball bat in Lincoln Park Saturday night at 7:16 p.m. after yelling at a driver who almost ran him and a friend over with his car, according to a Chicago police report.

The Glenview Police Department confirmed Daniel Domke is a member of their department, but declined to comment on the incident.

According to the incident report, Domke, who lives in Uptown, was crossing Lakeview Ave. at the intersection with West Fullerton Pkwy. when a black Honda nearly hit Domke and his friend.

Domke yelled at the driver, who then stopped his car, got out with a baseball bat in hand and started walking toward the off-duty cop, police say. Domke identified himself as a police officer, but the attacker, believed to be in his early 20s, swung the bat at the policeman, hitting him on the left elbow and ribs, according to the report.

Domke then grabbed the criminal in an attempt to control him, but the man broke free, jumped in his car and sped off, police say. However, Domke memorized the man’s license plate number and reported it to police in the 19th District, according to the report.

Domke declined medical attention after being hit with the baseball bat — the report says he suffered minor injuries with a few abrasions from the bat. Police say Domke was confirmed to be sober during the attack.

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pat hayes January 04, 2013 at 07:56 PM
Officer Domke could have put a dent in the victims car with his head or leg..a good guess that the guy didnt have care insurance..Officer Domke should have waited a hour or two before crossing the street..till traffic died down..Why tie up the victim..He was on his way to a little league game anyway..Hence the bat in Jan. Hayes
M. Galvin January 05, 2013 at 02:15 AM
That's an aggravated BAT-tery.
Harry Gio January 05, 2013 at 03:51 AM
A police officer that doesn't carry a gun? Oh, wait a minute... I do remember there was one other police officer that didn't carry a gun, and his name was Sheriff Andy Taylor in Mayberry, USA.
chris January 05, 2013 at 04:47 PM
Considering the number of daily shootings in Chicago the officer is lucky that this particular dirtbag only had a bat.
Max January 10, 2013 at 05:50 PM
Officer Domke, Thank you for your service to Glenview and for sticking up for what's right in this world. Thank (insert diety here) you were not more seriously injured or killed.

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