2017 Nebraska Revised Statutes
Chapter 28 - CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
28-930 Assault on an officer, emergency responder, certain employees, or a health care professional in the second degree; penalty.

Universal Citation: NE Code § 28-930 (2017)

28-930.

Assault on an officer, emergency responder, certain employees, or a health care professional in the second degree; penalty.

(1) A person commits the offense of assault on an officer, an emergency responder, a state correctional employee, a Department of Health and Human Services employee, or a health care professional in the second degree if:

(a) He or she:

(i) Intentionally or knowingly causes bodily injury with a dangerous instrument:

(A) To a peace officer, a probation officer, a firefighter, an out-of-hospital emergency care provider, or an employee of the Department of Correctional Services;

(B) To an employee of the Department of Health and Human Services if the person committing the offense is committed as a dangerous sex offender under the Sex Offender Commitment Act; or

(C) To a health care professional; or

(ii) Recklessly causes bodily injury with a dangerous instrument:

(A) To a peace officer, a probation officer, a firefighter, an out-of-hospital emergency care provider, or an employee of the Department of Correctional Services;

(B) To an employee of the Department of Health and Human Services if the person committing the offense is committed as a dangerous sex offender under the Sex Offender Commitment Act; or

(C) To a health care professional; and

(b) The offense is committed while such officer, firefighter, out-of-hospital emergency care provider, or employee is engaged in the performance of his or her official duties or while the health care professional is on duty at a hospital or a health clinic.

(2) Assault on an officer, an emergency responder, a state correctional employee, a Department of Health and Human Services employee, or a health care professional in the second degree shall be a Class II felony.

Source

  • Laws 1982, LB 465, § 4;
  • Laws 2005, LB 538, § 2;
  • Laws 2009, LB63, § 8;
  • Laws 2010, LB771, § 5;
  • Laws 2012, LB677, § 2;
  • Laws 2014, LB811, § 19.

Cross References

  • Sex Offender Commitment Act, see section 71-1201.

Annotations

  • In determining whether an off-duty officer working in a secondary employment capacity is performing official duties within the meaning of this section, one should examine the nature of the acts the officer is performing at the time of the incident as well as the circumstances surrounding those acts and the secondary employment. State v. Wilen, 4 Neb. App. 132, 539 N.W.2d 650 (1995).

  • There is no crime in this state for attempted reckless assault on a peace officer in the second degree. State v. Hemmer, 3 Neb. App. 769, 531 N.W.2d 559 (1995).

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