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West Des Moines police officer remains hospitalized after being hit by car Sunday

Officer Jon Kaufman sustained serious injuries but is slowly recovering.
Credit: West Des Moines Police Dept. Facebook

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — A West Des Moines police officer is in the hospital after being in a crash early Sunday morning.

Just after midnight Sunday morning, officer Jon Kaufman was on I-35 near the Westown Parkway overpass standing by after taking a driver into custody on an OWI charge, and was waiting for a tow truck to arrive.

While waiting, another car came in and hit Kaufman's patrol car.  He was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, and his condition is unknown at this time.

The driver of the other car was also taken to the hospital and is in unknown condition.

If you would like to donate to Officer Kaufman and his family you can Venmo @Caring-For-Kaufman. You may have to enter the number 9268 to donate.

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