ERLANGER, Ky. — A school resource officer with the Erlanger Police Department was struck by a vehicle Friday morning while he was walking some students across a Northern Kentucky street.
Officer Charles Loudermilk, a public information officer for the Erlanger Police Department, said Officer Joel Sheperd was escorting students across the street near the intersection of Baker Street and Commonwealth Avenue around 7:45 a.m. Friday when a vehicle, driven by 65-year-old Francis Hendy, struck him. Hendy stayed on scene of the crash.
Sheperd suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for treatment.
At the time of the crash, Sheperd was wearing his reflective vest and was using a handheld light-up sign, according to Loudermilk.
Police arrested Hendy and charged him with operating a vehicle with a suspended license, driving without a license negligent in accident and disregarding signals from officer directing traffic.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing.