Jan 12, 2012 at 2:27 pm
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.
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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