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      Man gets 15 years for attacking Tumwater officer with hammer

      OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A man who hit a Tumwater police officer in the head with a hammer was sentenced Monday in Olympia to 15 years in prison.

      Twenty-four-year-old Mark Thomas pleaded guilty to assault with a deadly weapon.

      He attacked Officer Austin Cady in September as officers entered an apartment looking for a runaway girl.

      The Olympian reports the Cady missed four months of work but has recovered.
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