Springfield, Ore. – On Friday night February 18th at 7:16pm, Officers of the Springfield Police Department responded to a report of a stabbing in the 500blk of Hamilton St.
Officer Kate Crawford was the first Officer on scene and met the male victim on the sidewalk with a deep stab wound to his chest.
Luckily Officer Crawford formerly worked for the Springfield Fire Department as an EMT. She immediately provided life-saving care. Additional Officers arrived and detained FRANCES MARGARET PETERSEN, a 51 year old Female, at the house. The victim was transported to a local Hospital where he underwent surgery. He is expected to survive. During the course of the investigation, Officers learned the two are married. Detectives were summoned to assist with the investigation.
Frances was later lodged at the Lane County Jail on the listed charges.
If you, or someone you know are the victim of domestic abuse regardless of severity, SPD strongly encourages you to call us for help 541-726-3714.
The Victim Services Division of the Lane County District Attorney’s Office is also a great resource for victims and families. 541-682-4523
(Information directly from SPD)