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      Police officer attacked trying to intervene in Western Sizzlin' fight

      Officers arrived on the scene to assist in breaking the fight up, but those involved fled.

      Officials confirm that Lt. Thomas with the Dougherty County School System Police Department was attacked after trying to break up a fight at the Western Sizzlin' in east Albany.An eyewitness at the scene says that a young couple was having a verbal argument in the parking lot. Some of their friends joined them and the fight turned physical.The witness says that a police officer tried to interject into the fight but was also attacked. Police say the officer was involved in a physical altercation with one suspect. When Lt. Thomas called for back up the students involved ran away.Dougherty County Police Chief Don Cheek said that an off-duty Dougherty County Police officer drove by the scene, saw the fight, and attempted to intervene as well.

      School police say they are still investigating this case.