Kingston Police officer jumps counter to protect worker during incident

Photo by First Response Media.


A local police officer made the quick decision to jump over the counter in a downtown convenience store after a man charged behind the counter, frightening the store employee.

After multiple incidents of the accused man walking into traffic and causing a disturbance, Kingston Police were called to the area of Montreal Street and Raglan Road at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Responding officers police located the accused man on Bay Street.

When officers attempted to speak with the man, he entered a nearby store. Becoming agitated, the accused charged behind the counter. One officer had to jump over the counter to get between the accused and the clerk, who was frightened by the accused man’s behaviour. The accused kicked an officer multiple times in his efforts to resist arrest, and was transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.

The 41-year-old local man was charged with assaulting a police officer with intent to resist arrest.

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