Lee County Sheriff's Deputy, K-9 Officer injured in crash | News
At approximately 3:00 am/cdst on Sunday July 22 a Lee County Sheriff’s K-9 deputy on patrol was injured when his patrol vehicle left the roadway and struck a culvert on Marvyn parkway near the Ballard avenue intersection just south of Opelika. The deputy swerved to avoid a deer in the roadway. Deputy Sheriff Lee Fleming suffered injury to his face and arm and was air lifted from the scene to Columbus Regional Medical Center in Columbus, Georgia. Medical personnel treated him for possible fractures near the nose and eyes and lacerations to the arm. His K-9 partner, a Belgian Maloinois, “Mike”, suffered a cut to his head area and was transported to the small animal clinic at Auburn University for treatment. The deputy will remain at the Columbus Regional Medical Center pending examinations by specialists to decide what additional procedures are necessary. Both the Deputy Fleming and his K-9 partner are expected to make a full recovery.
Information Source: Lee County Sheriff's Department