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Amber Alert

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Pell City, Alabama officer hurt in wreck dies

A Pell City police officer injured last month when a tractor-trailer hit his patrol car died Friday.

Greg Surles, 29, died Friday morning at University Hospital, said hospital spokesman Troy Goodman.

Surles, a six-year veteran of the Pell City Police Department, had become the center of a community fundraising effort after his accident on June 18. Friends had staged a benefit walk, a blood drive was planned and police from other towns had offered to fill in so his fellow officers could visit him in the hospital.