Syracuse Police have released the name of a city police officer who was involved in a crash earlier this week that seriously injured a bike rider.
44 year old Frederick Farwell was struck by the police car at the corner of Tallman and Rich Street and was left in critical condition. City police say the officer who struck Farwell is identified as 27 year old Gregory DiPuccio, who's a five year veteran for the force.
Another officer in the car, 29 year old Brian Grimsley, recently graduated from the police academy and was in field training. DiPuccio remains out of work due to injuries he sustained in the crash.. The police department's traffic division is still investigating the crash.