Burnet police officer injured in off-duty crash

BURNET, Texas (KXAN) — Prayers and well wishes are pouring in for a Burnet police officer who was injured in a crash while off-duty Tuesday afternoon.

The Burnet Police Department posted on its Facebook page around 8 p.m. stating Officer Matt Imrie and his daughter were injured in a crash at Farm to Market 1855 and US 281. The department says they’re asking for prayers at this time.

The officer, who has been with the department for five years, will undergo a lengthy surgery on Wednesday. His daughter is reportedly physically okay.

While he was off-duty, police say the officer was wearing his uniform at the time of the crash and was in his personal vehicle. Burnet police say Officer Imrie had just picked up his daughter to take her home but was planning to return to work to attend the weekly Burnet Police Explorers meeting.

The Department of Public Safety says the crash involved two vehicles.

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