CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. – A Cullman County Sheriff’s Office deputy and his K9 partner were injured Tuesday morning. The Sheriff’s Office office has identified them as deputy Adam Clark and his K9 partner Figo.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, dispatchers lost contact with the deputy during heavy rain. He was located a short time later on Highway 69 South near Bremen, where he had wrecked and was unconscious.
Deputy Clark was taken to Huntsville Hospital where he is in critical condition. Figo is said to be stable at a local veterinarian’s office.
“I would like to thank all the first responders from the local volunteer Fire departments , Cullman EMS, Morgan County Sheriff‘s Office, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Huntsville Police Department, Falkville Police Department, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, and the Huntsville Hospital nurses and doctors who have shown overwhelming love, support and care for Deputy Clark and his life,” said Sheriff Matt Gentry in a written statement.
The department asks for the community’s prayers for the deputy, his family and the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office.