Police Officer, Michael Henry, fought back this week when a gang of young criminals attacked him as he got off a Pavee bus in Castries, an eyewitness told the Times.
Three youngsters, reportedly from the Grass Street area, have since been arrested in connection with the incident.
According to reports, Officer 856 Henry was approached by a gang of about seven youths, one of whom grabbed his gold chain, bursting it.
An eyewitness told the Times Henry, who was off duty at the time, shoved the assailant to the ground, retrieving the chain in the process, at which point the other young men whipped out knives.
The Times was told that the Police Officer turned to run, apparently seeking to find some object to defend himself, when he was stabbed in the back.
One report indicates that the twenty-two year old Henry, who has some three years of service in the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force, managed to grab a piece of wood and confronted his attackers, one of whom he was able to knock to the ground.
A Police Patrol which happened to be in the area at the time was reportedly summoned and managed to apprehend the youngster who had been struck to the ground, while the others fled.
On the basis of information given by the youngster who was held, Police were apparently able to arrest two others.
Henry was taken to hospital and received three stitches to the wound on his back.