Wagner police officer injured during Friday traffic stop hopes to return to duty within a week

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SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota — A Wagner police officer knocked unconscious during a traffic stop on Friday says he hopes to return to duty within a week.

Officer Brian McGuire on Monday was being released from the Sioux Falls hospital where he was treated for bleeding on the brain. He issued a statement thanking well-wishers and fellow law officers.

Fifty-five-year-old Richard Golus, of Lake Andes, allegedly punched McGuire after being stopped for running a red light. He remained in custody Monday. It wasn't clear if he had an attorney.

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