Lynnwood officer hurt in fall during arrest of fugitive

LYNNWOOD, Wash. -- A 28-year-old Lynnwood police officer was seriously injured Sunday evening in a fall during an attempt to arrest a fugitive.

Officers were running after the 29-year-old man around 5:15 p.m. and the chase crossed 196th Ave. SW and on to the Reclinerland store property, Lynnwood police said.

Officer Ryan Hoirup caught up with the man and tried to arrest him, but a struggle ensued and both men went over an 18-foot embankment down Golde Creek.

Hoirup was injured, unable to move after the fall and the Lynnwood Fire Department was called to pull Hoirup out of the ravine. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where he was listed in serious condition.

The fugitive broke his wrist, but was able to get up and run away, only to be captured by other officers a short time later. He's been booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of 2nd degree assault and to face his outstanding warrants.

Lynnwood police say Hoirup is a five year veteran of their department and his married with a new baby.