K-9 deputy is recovering following Rainsville crash
A DeKalb County deputy is well on the road to recovery following an accident in Rainsville early Tuesday morning, Dec. 6.
Around 6 a.m., K-9 Deputy Dustin Jones radioed to DeKalb County Sheriff’s Dispatch, and all he could tell them is that he wrecked and was in someone’s yard in Rainsville, as stated in a press release from DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris.
The deputies and Rainsville Police Department started looking for Deputy Jones and found him at 1123 Main St. West in Rainsville. Rainsville Fire Department came to assist on getting Deputy Jones out of the vehicle. They had to use their extrication tools to cut him and Yogi the K-9 out of the vehicle. Deputy Jones was transported to Huntsville hospital, he has suffered a broken leg and had surgery. The K-9 Yogi was taken to the vet to be checked out and seems to be OK.
At this time, the investigation shows that speed was not a factor, it was the road conditions, according to the press release.
Sheriff Harris says “We want to thank the Rainsville Police Department, Rainsville Fire Department, DeKalb Ambulance Service, and Geraldine Police Department for their assistance on locating and extrication Deputy Jones from the vehicle. We are glad that Deputy Jones is doing OK and expected to make a full recovery.”
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