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Crash severely injures Savage police officer

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news Brainerd, 56401
Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

SAVAGE, Minn. (AP) — A police officer is in critical condition after his squad crashed into a tree off an icy road in Savage.

WCCO-TV reports rescue crews had to pull the door off to get the officer out after the crash happened at around 1:15 a.m. Monday.

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The Minnesota State Patrol said his squad may have hit an ice patch and he couldn’t gain control.

The injured officer was flown to a local hospital.

He has been with the department for four years. His name has not been released yet.

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