By MELINDA WILLIAMS
A Pulaski police officer was injured Wednesday in a fall from a raised pickup truck.
According to Capt. Anthony Meredith, the officer, who was not identified, responded to 1000 Memorial Drive just before 5 p.m. to assist a motorist who had locked keys inside a Dodge Ram 4×4 pickup. Since the truck was equipped with a lift kit, the officer had to get into the bed of the truck to effectively use the unlocking tool.
Meredith said the officer fell in the process of climbing out of the back of the truck. When a citizen called to report the officer had fallen and was not moving, and attempts to reach the officer by radio were unsuccessful, officers from Pulaski Police Department, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia State Police responded to the scene.
The officer was found lying on the pavement with a potential head injury, said Meredith. The officer was transported by REMSI to LewisGale Hospital-Pulaski and was treated and released.
Meredith said the officer is off duty for an unspecified amount of time due to the injuries.
“The Pulaski Police Department wants to thank the citizens and officers that rendered immediate medical assistance to one of our own,” he added.