Saturday morning update from Floyd Sheriff’s Office: Happy to report that our jail officer from last nights incident is at home, resting, and doing well.
Media release: Earlier this evening an off-duty jail officer was leaving our Employee Appreciation Banquet when he observed a Rome City Police Officer fighting with a suspect on the side of the road. Our officer stopped his personal vehicle and got out to assist the City Officer. While helping to subdue the suspect, our officer fell, injuring his ribs on the sidewalk. He is currently being evaluated at one of our local hospitals and is doing well. We will update this situation further as more information becomes available.