JCPD officer improving after Fourth of July accident

The Jefferson City police officer involved in an accident on the Fourth of July with his patrol motorcycle was listed in stable condition, Monday, at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia and is improving.

Department Spokesman Capt. Doug Shoemaker identified the officer as Shawn Dumsday, a 15 year veteran of the department who currently serves in the traffic unit.

Dumsday was responding to a disturbance involving weapons near the downtown area when the accident occurred.

He was traveling northbound in the 1300 block of Jefferson Street when he lost control and was ejected from the motorcycle after it left the roadway.

While his injuries were serious, Shoemaker said Dumsday is working through recovery and rehabilitation.

Shoemaker said it will be some time before Dumsday returns to duty and the Jefferson City FOP/Police Officers’ Association has set up an account to assist with his injuries.

The fund will be at Jefferson Bank and to donate you can mail checks to Jefferson Bank, 700 Southwest Boulevard, Jefferson City, MO 65109. Checks should be made payable to the Dumsday Injury Fund or you can drop off your check at any Jefferson Bank facility.

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