Female guard attacked inside Jackson County Detention Center, co - KCTV5

Female guard attacked inside Jackson County Detention Center, county confirms

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The Jackson County Sheriff's Department is investigating an attack on a female guard.  (KCTV5) The Jackson County Sheriff's Department is investigating an attack on a female guard.  (KCTV5)
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The Jackson County Sheriff's Department is investigating an attack on a female guard. 

The guard was attacked by an inmate inside of the Jackson County Detention Center and suffered injuries to her face. The guard was taken to an emergency room, where she was treated and released. 

The attack happened around noon Thursday on the third floor of the building. 

The Jackson County Executive's Office released the following statement to KCTV5: 

"We are aware of an incident that occurred involving one of our corrections officers. We immediately reported it to the Sheriff’s Office who is investigating, as the safety and security of our staff is always our top priority. The officer involved was treated at a local hospital and has been released. Because this is an ongoing investigation, we can’t comment further.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned to KCTV5 News for the latest. 

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