Officer injured in fall

WESTFIELD – A city police officer is at home recuperating from minor injuries sustained when he fell down a flight of stairs while responding to a disturbance call.
City police report that last night at 7:51 p.m. a caller reported a domestic disturbance at a Notre Dame Street apartment and Officer Thomas Cusack was the first officer on the scene, arriving at 7:55 p.m.
Capt. Michael McCabe reports that Cusack knocked at the door and was standing at the top of a flight of stairs when a resident opened a door and a pit bull dog surged out.
Cusack recoiled from the dog, taking a step backward.
However, because he was at the top of the stairs, he stepped on to empty air and tumbled down the flight of stairs which, McCabe said, had no turns or other obstructions to slow his descent.
Cusack was transported by Westfield Fire Department ambulance to Baystate Medical Center for treatment.
McCabe said that he suffered no serious injuries and was released to recuperate at home.

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