GPD officer injured in Saturday night wreck


Officer Duon Dorsett, of the Griffin Police Department, was injured Saturday night in a multi-vehicle wreck.

According to a statement released by GPD Chief Mike Yates, the incident occurred in the line of duty at approximately 9 p.m.

“While in route (sic) to assist the Georgia State Patrol, operating in emergency mode, Officer Dorsett collided with multiple vehicles,” Yates said. “Officer Dorsett was flown to Atlanta Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, where he was treated and released early Sunday morning.”

Yates said that as of approximately 8:30 a.m. Sunday, no additional injuries had been reported in association with the wreck.

“The investigation of the accident is being conducted by the Georgia State Patrol and we (Griffin Police) await their findings,” Yates said.

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