JAWS OF LIFE USED TO REMOVE A GLASGOW POLICE OFFICER FROM HIS CRUISER PDF Print
Friday, 17 January 2014 14:01

A Glasgow Police Officer hits black ice early this morning and the Jaws of Life were used to free him from his cruiser.  Just before 6:00 this morning, Kentucky State Police Post 3 Trooper Joel Huff, responded to Lexington Drive in Glasgow, to a report of an injury collision.  28 year old Justin Kirkpatrick, of Glasgow, was beginning his shift as a Glasgow Police Officer and was traveling east on Lexington Drive in his city issued cruiser.. Mr. Kirkpatrick advised that he hit a patch of black ice causing his vehicle to spin out of control.  Mr. Kirkpatrick’s cruiser left the roadway and struck and embankment causing it to overturn.  Kirkpatrick was able to call dispatch to report the accident, but was trapped and unable to exit his cruiser.  Upon arrival of the Glasgow Fire Department,  the Jaws of Life were used to free him and he was transported by the Barren/Metcalfe EMS to TJ Samson Hospital.  He was treated for minor injuries and released.  Glasgow Police Chief Guy Turcotte says he’s thankful that Officer Kirkpatrick’s injuries are minor and the accident wasn’t worse.  He also thanks those who stopped to offer assistance to Officer Kirkpatrick prior to the arrival of Emergency Services.

 

 

 

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