Spirit River RCMP officer injured during traffic stop altercation

The suspect vehicle was stopped, and that led to the altercation and the injury to the police officer, but those are the only incident details released to date. 

After additional officers were sent to the scene, just East of Spirit River, the injured constable was then flown to an undisclosed hospital, where at last word he was in stable condition. 

The investigation continues, but there’s no word yet of anyone being taken into custody. 

Police are taking public information assistance calls at the Spirit River Detachment complaint line: 780-864-3533, and at the toll free Crime Stoppers number 1-800-222-8477.