A local police officer is recovering after he was rushed to the hospital and transferred across the state for treatment after suffering a medical emergency during a call.

PSO J. Jones with the Morganton Department of Public Safety suffered a stroke while making an arrest Thursday night, according to a Facebook post from MDPS.

A Friday update said Jones has been taken UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill, where he was placed in the neuro-intensive care unit.

He was stable Friday and improvements were made throughout the day, the post said.

"Your prayers and positive thoughts have helped more than we can express," the post said. "Please continue to pray for PSO Jones and his family."

More information will be published as it becomes available.

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