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Carbondale cop injured in shooting to throw first pitch at baseball game tonight

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People gather Aug. 1 for a Blue Lives Matter rally near the pavilion in downtown Carbondale after a Carbondale police officer was shot while pursuing a suspect the night before. (Isabel Miller for DailyEgyptian.com)

People gather Aug. 1 for a Blue Lives Matter rally near the pavilion in downtown Carbondale after a Carbondale police officer was shot while pursuing a suspect the night before. (Isabel Miller for DailyEgyptian.com)

People gather Aug. 1 for a Blue Lives Matter rally near the pavilion in downtown Carbondale after a Carbondale police officer was shot while pursuing a suspect the night before. (Isabel Miller for DailyEgyptian.com)

By Brey Mong Delane

The 26-year-old Carbondale police officer who was shot late last month will throw the first pitch during the Southern Illinois Miners game tonight.

Carbondale Police Officer Trey Harris, who was shot July 31 while pursuing a suspect, will throw the first pitch before the Miners play the Normal CornBelters at 7:05 p.m., said Randy Mathis, a Carbondale police information officer.

The event, “Stand Up For Blue Night,” at Rent One Park will also consist of a demonstration by the Marion Police Department K-9 unit, said Christina Heins, a receptionist for Marion police’s administrative offices.

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During the evening hours of Sunday into early Monday morning, Kansas authorities arrested three men in connection with the shooting that injured Harris, who has been with Carbondale police for three years and three months.

Staff writer Brey Mong Delane can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @BreyMong_DE.

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