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SRO Seriously Injured While Directing Traffic

Posted: Jan 24, 2019 12:29 PM
Updated: Jan 24, 2019 12:30 PM

BOSSIER DEPUTY SERIOUSLY INJURED WORKING TRAFFIC AT SCHOOL ZONE

Dep. Daniel Golden, school resource officer for T.L. Rodes Elementary School, sustained serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle while directing school zone traffic on Highway 80 Thursday morning. He is currently undergoing treatment at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport.

Dep. Golden sustained several major injuries, including a broken leg, injury to the other leg, and head injuries with a concussion. However, he is coherent and is responding to doctors, and his injuries are reported to be non-life-threatening.

He was directing school zone traffic Thursday morning on Highway 80 in front of Platt Elementary (which shares the same entrance at T.L. Rodes) just before 7 a.m. when a vehicle heading eastbound struck him. That driver is being questioned by Louisiana State Police, the agency investigating the crash scene.

Dep. Golden, 37, is a 10-year veteran of the Bossier Sheriff’s Office, with service from 2007 to 2012, and then again from 2013 to present. He became a school resource officer this school year.

Dep. Golden and Dep. Thomas Delrie, school resource officer for Platt Elementary, work traffic at the busy entranceway to the two schools on Highway 80 each school day.

“I ask that you keep Dep. Golden and his family in your thoughts and prayers as he begins a road of recovery in front of him,” said Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington.

“School zone safety is something our deputies take very seriously,” Sheriff Whittington emphasized. “I encourage all motorists to pay careful attention as we protect the lives of our children, teachers, parents, and deputies.”

Bossier deputies and LSP troopers were on scene soon after the crash this morning around 7 a.m. and stayed on scene until it cleared around 9 a.m.