LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Officials say Courtland Police Chief Dennis Sharp was injured in a crash on Friday.
According to Courtland Fire Chief and Lawrence County Coroner Scott Norwood, Sharp hit head-on with a tractor turning into a field on Alabama Highway 33. Norwood said Sharp was then taken to Huntsville Hospital.
Courtland Mayor Linda Peebles said the crash occurred around 1 p.m. on Friday while Sharp was on-duty.
In a Facebook post, the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office stated:
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.Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office
Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency are investigating.
A GoFundMe has been set up to help Sharp and his family with medical expenses.
Sunday morning, Norwood told News 19 that he had an update on Sharp’s condition. Norwood said Sharp’s daughter told him the chief had a crushed hip, some spine fractures, and will need surgery to repair his pelvis. Sharp’s daughter added that the chief was sedated right after getting to Huntsville Hospital, but was breathing on his own.