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An Albion Police Department officer was responding to an emergency call early Friday when he lost control of his squad car which flipped several times.

Kylen Branham, 37, was driving to an emergency call at the Noble County Jail in his 2008 Crown Victoria at 12:05 a.m. when the police cruiser caught a patch of ice on the road, causing him to lose control of the car, the Albion Police Department said.

The police cruiser careened off the south side of Indiana 8 near the intersection of Noble County Road 150 East, flipping over 2 1/2 times before landing on its roof, sliding in the snow and coming to rest.

The roof of the cruiser collapsed, trapping Branham inside, police said.

Rescue crews removed Branham from the car and he was transported to Parkview Noble Hospital with cuts to his face, police said.

Branham joined the police department in 2009 as an Albion reserve officer and was hired as a full-time officer in September 2011, according to the department’s website.