Injured Maumelle Officer Continues to Recover From Head-On Wreck

MAUMELLE, Ark.-   A local police department is doing everything they can to help lift an injured officer's spirits  as he recovers from injuries suffered on the job. 
Officer Austin Cruse was hurt in a wrong way crash early Saturday morning, after a Jeep hit his car head on along Highway 100. 
The driver was killed and two of his passengers were hurt in the accident. 
Maumelle Police tell us Officer Cruse faces a long recovery, but his colleagues say he's optimistic.
"He's got a positive outlook. He wants to come back to work," said Lt. Dustin Ivey.  "He'd come back today if we'd let him. If he could sneak out of the hospital, he'd probably be here. "
Officer Cruse's peers are helping him move into a new first floor apartment while he's recovering in the hospital. 
Maumelle Police have set up a fund to help with his recovery.  If you'd like to donate  the account is at Arvest bank in the name of : Christopher Cruse Family Contribution Fund.
If members of the community would like to drop off cards or tokens of encouragement, you may do so at the Maumelle Police dept. as well. 
    
 


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