Cony­ers po­lice of­fi­cer in good con­di­tion fol­low­ing New­ton County wreck

Vic­tim a So­cial Cir­cle res­i­dent

The Covington News - - FRONT PAGE - By Tyler Smith

A Cony­ers Po­lice of­fi­cer is in good con­di­tion af­ter wreck­ing his pa­trol car on In­ter­state 20 in New­ton County Tues­day. CPD Of­fi­cer Kyle McGlamery left his house in So­cial Cir­cle Tues­day morn­ing and headed to­ward Rock­dale County. He was re­spond­ing to the rob­bery of a BB&T in Rock­dale County.

Wit­nesses said McGlamery’s car hit a pool of stand­ing wa­ter on the in­ter­state near the Al­covy River bridge, and the wa­ter caused the of­fi­cer to lose con­trol of the ve­hi­cle, said Ge­or­gia State Pa­trol Com­mu­ni­ca­tor Misty Jor­don.

The car re­port­edly ro­tated coun­ter­clock­wise and en­tered the grass me­dian be­fore strik­ing a guard rail and fi­nally com­ing to rest near the east­bound lanes of traf­fic. McGlamery was in­jured and trapped inside his pa­trol car af­ter the driver side door was crushed against the rail.

Res­cue work­ers quickly re­sponded and were able to tear off the driver’s side door, Jor­don said. McGlamery was air­lifted to Grady Me­mo­rial Hospi­tal where his in­juries re­quired surgery.

CPD Ma­jor Scott Free­man said McGlamery was in much bet­ter con­di­tion as of Thurs­day.

“ He’s do­ing fine,” Free­man said. “ He’s ex­pected to make a full re­cov­ery. There was no life threat­en­ing in­juries. The in­juries were mostly just his legs.”

Not in­jured in the crash was McGlamery’s po­lice dog Rico. McGlamery’s K9 unit was called to try and de­ter­mine which di­rec­tion the supseted rob­ber had gone af­ter ex­it­ing the bank.

As of press time, the CPD had no sus­pects in the rob­bery of the BB& T.

If any­one has any in­for- ma­tion about the rob­bery, please call the Cony­ers Po­lice De­part­ment at ( 770) 483- 6600.

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