Sergeant Melissa Ruch of the West Penn Township Police Department is recovering from her injuries this morning after she was reportedly attacked by a motorist after she stopped to assist a disabled vehicle.

Apparently, this thug first slashed Sergeant Ruch’s shirt and then threw her over a guardrail during the attack:

Sergeant Ruch was then airlifted to the hospital:

A PennSTAR helicopter landed on a field at the intersection of SR309 and SR895 to transport officer Ruch to Lehigh Valley at Cedar Crest. 

More from WNEP:

“Her shirt is like sliced from–we don’t know what it’s sliced yet from,” said Trooper David Boehm. “The person that we’re looking for is a Hispanic male, 6’2″ to 6’4″, 240 to 260 pounds. He was wearing a black t-shirt and blue jeans, the kind that go way down below your knees and possibly in a dark colored Nissan Maxima.”

As of this morning, the manhunt continues: