BYHALIA – Longtime Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson was airlifted to the Regional Medical Center at Memphis (The MED) after being injured in a two-car wreck inside the city limits of Byhalia early Saturday afternoon.
“Apparently there was a vehicle that ran a stop sign and hit him on the passenger side and banged him up real bad,” said Major Kelly McMillen, head of the criminal investigations unit of the Marshall County Sheriff Department. “He’s got a couple of places on his head, and he’s in a lot of pain.”
McMillen said Dickerson is in The MED’s trauma unit, where he is undergoing tests to determine the extent of his injuries.
“I don’t think anything’s life-threatening,” he said.
Dickerson was in his patrol car at the time of the crash. The other driver, identified so far only as an adult male, was thrown from his vehicle and was also airlifted to The MED.
McMillen said county sheriffs usually drive their patrol vehicles anywhere they go within their respective counties.
“He’s pretty much on call 24/7,” he said.