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UK Police officer taken away by ambulance from student center

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A University of Kentucky police officer was sent to the hospital Thursday morning after a health scare at the Bill Gatton Student Center.

The officer, whose name was not disclosed, was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital a little after 8 a.m. Thursday via a police escort. The Lexington Fire Department assisted UK police at the scene.

Police Chief Joe Monroe said the officer may have had a cardiac event. CPR was reportedly administered on the man after he fell at the student center.

The officer is in stable condition, Monroe said.

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