Courtland Police Chief involved in crash

Chief Dennis Sharp was taken to Huntsville Hospital for treatment.
Published: Jun. 17, 2022 at 5:54 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 18, 2022 at 5:18 PM CDT
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COURTLAND, Ala. (WAFF) - A Courtland Police Officer was involved in a crash Friday afternoon around 12:50 p.m.

According to the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, a Courtland Police Officer was injured when he collided with a 2019 John Deere tractor that was turning into a field on Alabama Highway 33.

It was later confirmed by Courtland Mayor Linda Peebles that the injured officer is Courtland Police Chief Dennis Sharp.

Courtland Fire Chief and Lawrence County Coroner Scott Norwood said that Chief Sharp was transported to the Huntsville Hospital and has several broken bones.

Saturday afternoon, Norwood told WAFF that Sharp suffered a severe pelvic fracture.

According to Norwood, Sharp had surgery on Monday as doctors repaired his pelvis with screws and plates.

The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office posted asking for prayers for the officer involved in a crash.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Courtland Police Department and their families this evening as one of their own has been injured in a vehicle accident.

Posted by Lawrence County Alabama Sheriff's Office on Friday, June 17, 2022

Norwood also sent WAFF a Gofundme that has been set up to aid Chief Sharp and his family. Click here to access it.

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