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Officer injured in crash during chase

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Tommy Herd (Source: Oneonta Police Department) Tommy Herd (Source: Oneonta Police Department)
ONEONTA, AL (WAFF) -

An Oneonta police officer was seriously injured in a crash during a police chase early Monday morning.

Police Chief James Chapman said officer Tommy Herd was backing up the Blount County Sheriff's office in a chase around 2:30 a.m.

The crash happened on County Road 9 when Herd was on his way to put out spike strips. He lost control of his car in a curve and hit a wall.

Herd was transported to UAH in serious condition. He did not undergo surgery, but was put in a brace.

He is expected to be out several weeks as he heals from head injuries and cuts on his arm.

Chapman said the suspects were later taken into custody.

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