Greene County Sheriff’s Office deputy injured on duty has undergone surgery, in recovery

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UPDATE: Lt. Westbrook shared a message with the public Saturday afternoon via Sheriff Jim Arnott’s Facebook page.

“I’m feeling a lot better,” Westbrook said.

The GCSO lieutenant encouraged the incarceration of the suspect in Friday’s chase before wrapping up the video with some advice to the public.

“Be safe and always expect the unexpected.”

UPDATE: Sheriff Jim Arnott has said in a message to one of our reporters Lieutenant Westbrook has undergone surgery but is in good spirits, and that “more to come but doing well so far.”

More specific details on the officer’s condition are not yet available but will be posted as they become available.

GREENE COUNTY, Mo. — The Greene County Sheriff’s Department released the name of the deputy injured after a car chase Friday morning, Dec. 11.

Lieutenant Steven Westbrook has served for 24 years. He was laying out stop sticks to prevent a suspect from getting away when the suspect drove off the road and struck him.

The Sheriff’s Department said Westbrook is in “serious but stable condition.”

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