Police officer injured in Beardsley Park

A Bridgeport park police officer reportedly suffered “very minor” injuries Wednesday night after slipping on a rock in Beardsley Park.

According to scanner reports, the officer injured his head and leg when he fell off the rock shortly before 7:30 p.m.

Fire and medical crews located the officer in the north end of the park a few minutes after he called for help on his own.

A city spokesman confirmed the officer’s injuries were not serious. The officer was taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital as a precaution.

Wes Duplantier