Officer Brad Moody crashed his car just after 8 a.m. on Marina Bay Parkway while responding to a call for additional police assistance at a felony assault incident in Richmond's Belding-Woods neighborhood, police Lt. Mark Gagan said.
Moody suffered serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital.
The Richmond Police Department has about 170 officers and about 100 non-sworn support staff. Moody has been with the Police Department for more than seven years. He is a SWAT team officer and is assigned to the K-9 unit, Gagan said.
Moody's K-9 partner was in the patrol car when it crashed. The dog is expected to survive, Gagan said.
There will be a debriefing today for Police Department employees, where an announcement will be made about counseling services available, he said.