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Middletown police identify officer injured in fall

Posted at 8:25 PM, Jul 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-06 19:08:56-04

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -  Police have released the name of the officer injured in a fall outside the police station Wednesday night.

Officers found Det. Justin Camper lying unresponsive in the police parking circle, according to Chief Rodney Muterspaw. It appeared Camper suffered a head injury.

Witnesses said Camper was on top of a wrecker in the circle and was getting an item out of a vehicle that was on the wrecker when he fell. Camper is being treated in the intensive care unit at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

Muterspaw called it a "fluke" accident.

Falls are the cause of about half of the emergency room visits at Middletown's Atrium Medical Center every year, according to Marquita Turner, chief nursing officer. She described how they test fall victims.

"They're doing the assessment of the patient to make sure they have a level of consciousness to determine any types of injuries from a fall, determining immobilization requirements, and the level of acuity," Turner said.

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