Regina Police Services are investigating after an officer received a serious injury while stopping a possible impaired driver near Turtleford.
Loon Lake RCMP received complaints of someone driving erratically just after 7:30 a.m. on September 24. The officers did not find the vehicle.
Around 10:30 a.m. the vehicle was spotted outside of Mervin, Saskatchewan on Highway 794. Two officers walked toward the vehicle and one officer received a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Officers shot back at the driver and one man was arrested. He was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
The officer was taken to the hospital in Turtleford for the injury and was released the same day.
RCMP believe there is no risk to public safety however they are asking the public to avoid Highway 794 west of Mervin as the Regina Police Service are conducting their investigation into the incident.
Assistant Commissioner Mark Fischer asked Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Justice to appoint an independent observer to ensure the quality of the investigation.
“These are incidents that stick in your mind wherever they happen,” says Fischer. “These incidents have a significant impact on the law enforcement family as a whole. The reality is that each of us when we strap on the uniform and go to work face these types of risks.”