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Man sentenced for attacking JSO officer

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo ofPatrick Shaquil Wade
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo ofPatrick Shaquil Wade

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 21-year-old man was sentenced this week to a total of 20 years in prison, as a prison release reoffender, for a 2014 attack on a Jacksonville Sheriff's Officer.

Patrick Shaquil Wade was convicted last year on charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer with violence and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Wade received 15 years for the aggravated assault, a consecutive five years for the resisting charge, and a concurrent 15 years on the firearm count.

On Feb. 4, 2014, JSO was attempting to pull Wade over in a traffic stop on Merrill Road, when he jumped out of the moving vehicle and fled from police. The officer managed to catch up with Wade, but he refused to listen to the officer's commands and then fought with the officer.

While the officer was trying to detain him, Wade pulled out a gun from his waistband and attempted to point it at the officer. After the officer and Wade struggled over the gun, the officer was able to get the gun away from Wade and arrest him.

Wade has a felony conviction for the sale of cocaine and was released from prison within three years of committing the 2014 crime.