Gadsden Police Officer In Critical Condition

According to Gadsden Police Captain Paul Cody, a Gadsden Police officer involved in motorcycle wreck Saturday afternoon is in critical condition. Sgt. Gary Pierce, who is currently assigned to the Etowah County Drug Enforcement Unit, is in the neurological intensive care unit at UAB Hospital. Cody said Pierce was injured after his motorcycle hit the rear of another vehicle that failed to yield the right of way near the intersection of Whorton Bend Road and Rainbow Drive. Pierce was not on duty at the time of the wreck. A special fund for Pierce and his family has been set up at WinSouth Credit Union in Gadsden. Donations can be made at any WinSouth branch.

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