Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper saves kitten on highway
May 17, 2023
BROKEN BOW, Okla. (KFOR) – An Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper pulled over after seeing a little kitten on the highway.
According to OHP, Trooper Joe Jefferson saw the kitten on the inside lanes of US 70, east of Broken Bow.
When Trooper Jefferson got to her, she was slightly dehydrated but doing okay. He then gave her over to the Hochatown Rescue Center.
ALEA Trooper saved the driver of a sinking vehicle after crash into creek
Senior Trooper Spencer Adkinson with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division rescued a motorist from a sinking vehicle on Friday, May 12.
At around 7:05 a.m., Sr. Trooper Adkinson was investigating a traffic crash on U.S. 84 near the 201 mile marker in Houston County when another vehicle not involved in the crash approached the scene, left the roadway and entered into Bear Creek.
Immediately, Sr. Trooper Adkinson jumped into the creek and removed the driver from the vehicle, as the vehicle had already begun submerging. Deputy Sheriff Dusty Oswalt with the Houston County Sheriff’s Office also arrived on scene and assisted Sr. Trooper Adkinson with getting the driver safely onto the creek’s bank.
The driver was transported to Southeast Health Medical Center for treatment. Nothing further is available at this time.
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division is asking individuals that may have also assisted in the rescue effort to please contact the Dothan Highway Patrol Post at 334-983-4587, POC ALEA Sgt. Tracey McCord.
Illinois trooper returns home after 2 years of Scott’s Law crash recovery
May 13, 2023
WILL COUNTY, Ill. (WTVO) — An Illinois State trooper returned home Saturday morning after two years due to serious injuries sustained in a “Scott’s Law” crash.
The crash happened back in February 2021, when Trooper Brian Frank’s squad car was rear-ended by a black Cadillac on I-55 in Will County, according to WFLD.
Frank was inside of his squad car when it was hit. He was left critically injured, having to be airlifted to a local hospital. His lights had been on at the time of the crash.
Frank had to undergo several brain surgeries and was left in the hospital for months. He was eventually moved to a rehabilitation center, where he spent almost the last two years recovering.
However, he has remained minimally conscious for the past 26 months.
“Our family and friends hold high hopes that going home will be the answer, and the place that he wakes up,” Lauren Frank, his wife, said.
“Scott’s Law,” also known as the Move Over Law, requires drivers to slow down and move over if they are approaching a vehicle on the side of the road with their hazard lights on.
Lauren has become an advocate for the law since husband’s crash, speaking to the Illinois General Assembly as they passed a bill that strengthens penalties against Scott’s Law violators.
Hot dog lunch honors DPS Trooper
May 13, 2023
Friends, family and coworkers gathered Tuesday for a hot dog lunch, across from the Navarro County Courthouse, to welcome home DPS Trooper Curtis Putz who was critically injured Jan. 31, when another car slid into his patrol vehicle while Putz was investigating another auto accident on Interstate Highway 45 in Navarro County during icy conditions.
Injured Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Curtis Putz of Navarro County returned home April 21, after being in Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Dallas for 81 days.
A Go Fund Me account has been created to benefit the Putz family: