A Crossville Police officer was slightly injured when he stopped to assist a motorist and his patrol car was rear-ended by another vehicle, according to reports.

Sgt. Chris Kendrick was taken by ambulance to Cumberland Medical Center and later released after being treated for whip-lash injuries. Kendrick reportedly missed two days of work. The officer's drug detection dog, Leon, was not injured in the wreck.

Kendrick reported that he was on routine patrol on Hwy. 127 N in the areas of Lowes last Thursday around 10:30 a.m. when he was flagged down by a woman in a vehicle that pulled up beside his patrol car. The officer said he activated his blue lights and stopped to see what assistance the woman was needing when his car was struck by a truck driven by a Crossville motorist identified as Joshua Ramsey. Trooper Bobby Barker was called to the scene to investigate the crash because a city-owned vehicle was involved. Damage to the cruiser was estimated at $2,500.