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UPDATE: The sheriff’s office confirms K-9 Deputy Adam Clark was injured after his patrol car wrecked on Highway 69 south near Bremen.
The department says Clark was found unconscious. His K-9 partner, Figo, is also injured.
Clark is at Huntsville Hospital in critical condition. Figo is in stable condition.
“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.
A Cullman County Sheriff's deputy is in the hospital after a wreck Tuesday morning.
In a statement posted on social media, the Cullman County Sheriff's Office said dispatch lost contact with the deputy during heavy rain. The injured deputy was found unconscious a short time later.
Alabama State Troopers confirmed the wreck happened around 3:45 a.m. on Highway 69 at County Road 117 in Dodge City.
Troopers said the deputy was taken to Huntsville Hospital. His K9 partner was also injured and taken to a local veterinarian, according to the Cullman County Sheriff's Office.
The sheriff's office is expected to release more details on Tuesday.