North Georgia officer injured in wreck while responding to emergency call

A Calhoun police officer was injured after a weekend crash.

Credit: GoFundMe

Credit: GoFundMe

A Calhoun police officer was injured after a weekend crash.

A police officer was injured Sunday when he wrecked his patrol car while en route to an emergency call.

Calhoun police Officer John Cuprowski was taken to a hospital with a broken foot and dislocated ankle after the wreck, according to a public Facebook post.

Cuprowski was heading to the call about 10 p.m., the Georgia State Patrol said. The officer was driving his patrol car northbound on Ga. 136 with his blue lights and siren on.

Cuprowski tried to turn into a parking lot, GSP said. However, he “misjudged his clearance” and his car left the road. The vehicle slid into a ditch about 8 feet off the side of the road, GSP said.

No other injuries were reported.

The officer will need at least six months to recover, according to a GoFundMe page created by his aunt. The page said his wife, who is pregnant, had stopped working as a nurse due to the COVID-19 outbreak, so he was the family's sole form of income.

As of Thursday night, the page had raised more than $1,100.

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The patients were residents at PruittHealth Grandview.