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Officer Carrie Parks, at far left, helped at a recent fish fry to raise money for a new Park Rapids K-9. She will be the new K-9 officer. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Injured Park Rapids officer returns to work, suspect to be arraigned in high speed chase

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Park Rapids police officer Carrie Parks returned to work at 6 a.m. Wednesday, one day after being dragged two blocks by a fleeing shoplifting suspect.


"She's got some road rash," husband Scott Parks said.

Parks, chief deputy for the Hubbard County Sheriff's Department, said his wife reached into the open door of a car after a shoplifting suspect was uncooperative in the Walmart parking lot while officers were trying to interview her.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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