Police car damaged on icy roads

SHERIDAN — A police patrol car was damaged Wednesday when it slid across an ice patch and into a mailbox. The law enforcement vehicle sustained more than $1,000 in damage, but the mailbox was anchored in concrete and undamaged.

Sheridan Police Department Sgt. Travis Koltiska said an officer was conducting a traffic stop and hit the ice patch when pulling over on the side of the road. He said the vehicle will still be usable until repairs are complete. He described the aftermath of the accident as minor damage to the bumper and fender of the vehicle.

Sheridan’s city police cars are insured through a government liability pool.

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