On December 18th at 0415 hours, Officer Ken Devers and Officer Joe Mollman noticed a person walking down the street wearing a backpack. When that person noticed them, he quickly ducked down. Officer Mollman stopped the vehicle so they could speak with the person. The person then fled on foot from the officers. He ran through a side yard and jumped a privacy fence. Officer Ken Devers pursued him over the fence. However, upon landing on the other side of the fence, he suffered a very serious lower leg injury which ultimately required surgery. The suspect was able to evade capture. That night. Officer Devers, after the surgery and some resting at home, reported back to work on light duty status last week. This past Monday night he was in the rear lot speaking with a detective when he noticed a two persons walking south on Montgomery Rd passing the NPD station. He remarked to the detective that one of the persons looked like the person who ran and was wearing a coat very similar to the one that person wore. They decided to alert dispatch to have cars respond to the area to stop and detain this person. Well, as luck would have it, once this person was detained, he admitted to being that person who ran from the officers on the night in question. He was brought to the station for further questioning and charged with obstruction of official business. The suspect, a juvenile, had no prior police contact and stated he was just scared he was out past curfew. The suspect, at his request, made a formal apology to Officer Devers. Officer Devers accepted his apology and they shook hands. Good work and a great eye Officer Devers. Hopefully you will be back to full duty soon.