UPDATED @ 10:55 PM Slocomb Police School Resource Involved In Serious Accident - OFF DUTYRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Oct 13 2020 9:33 PM
UPDATED @ 10:55 PM
Slocomb Police Chief Scotty Howerton is in the process of getting some fundraisers together for Officer Aaron Cook and his family. Chief Howerton will be announcing the update on Thursday via FACEBOOK and RSN.
COFFEE COUNTY: Early this Aaron Cook of Slocomb Police Department was involved in this accident. He drove a mail truck that transported mail from one post office to another.
Cook was a School Resource Police Officer for Slocomb School system.
He and his family need your prayers. A GO FUND ME account has been set up for financial assistance/
This morning at approximately 5:30 am, Elba Fire Department was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Highway 87 North.
The original call was for a semi truck versus a tree with the tree down in the roadway. Once police officers arrived on scene the call was upgraded to a wreck with entrapment.
Truck 2, Engine 3, Engine 1, Truck 6, and Command 1 responded. Truck 2 and Command 1 arrived simultaneously to find a box truck with a large broken off tree on top of the box, with the driver heavily entrapped and partially ejected. Command 1 then called for New Brockton Fire Department as mutual aid for manpower while establishing command and Truck 2 started extrication.
Extrication of the trapped occupant lasted approximately 50 minutes with firefighters cutting through the wreckage to free the driver. Once the driver was freed and turned over to Enterprise Rescue he was transported to a local medical facility and further transferred to a major trauma center for treatment. The driver did suffer life threatening injuries. Our thoughts and prayers are with the patient at this time.
If it wasn’t for the hard work and determination of all involved then the outcome of this incident could’ve been much worse.
We owe a very large “thank you” to New Brockton FD, Elba PD, Enterprise Rescue, Elba Dispatch, Enterprise Dispatch, Coffee County Deputies, ALEA Troopers, City of Elba Street Department, and State DOT.
Job well done
Baxter Ethridge, Billy Cox and 121 others