The Lake View police chief was seriously hurt Tuesday night.
Chief Eddie Frederick was injured when he fell on ice, according to the police department's Facebook page. He is suffering from hypothermia and a broken hip and is having surgery Wednesday morning.
The police department posted the following information on their Facebook page around 7:45 a.m. Wednesday:
"We ask that you all remain with us in prayer for our Chief, Eddie Frederick, who was injured in a fall on the ice yesterday. He suffered hypothermia and a broken hip and will undergo surgery this morning to make repairs. We extend our warmest and most heartfelt gratitude for everyone involved in his rescue, including one very sweet young lady who stayed with him and simply held an umbrella over him. May God bless you all and we will be doing or very best to continue to provide coverage with our remaining resources. As for this morning, STAY HOME UNLESS MOVEMENT IS CRITICAL TO SURVIVAL! Thank you! - Officer Canant -"
The deparment is asking for prayers for the chief. Lake View is a small town in Tuscaloosa County.
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