K-9 deputy is re­cov­er­ing fol­low­ing Rainsville crash

Cherokee County Herald - - FRONT PAGE -

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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