OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT
|INCIDENT:||Oxnard Police Officer Injured in Motorcycle Collision (Follow-up)|
|DATE/TIME:||September 26, 2017 3:30 PM|
|LOCATION:||Highway 58, west of Highway 33, Kern County|
|PREPARED BY:||Assistant Chief Eric S. Sonstegard|
|CONTACT PERSON AND CONTACT INFO:||Commander Denise Shadinger
Community Affairs Manager Melissa Valdez
DETAILS: Oxnard Police Officer James Langford, 35 years of age, continues to be treated at Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield after being involved in a single motorcycle collision on Highway 58 in Kern County yesterday afternoon. Officer Langford was on a training ride with other members of the Oxnard Police Department Traffic Unit when he lost control of his motorcycle. Officer Langford was airlifted by Medevac helicopter to a local hospital where he continues to be listed in critical condition. The California Highway Patrol, Buttonwillow Area-Central Division, is conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the collision. No other vehicles were involved.
“The volume of support from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, Bakersfield Police Department, and the California Highway Patrol has been tremendous,” stated Oxnard Police Chief Scott Whitney. Chief Whitney added, “We have received numerous messages both on social media and in person from members of the Oxnard community just letting us know they’re thinking about James and keeping the entire Oxnard P.D. family in their prayers. Our primary focus now is providing comfort and support to James’ family as well as to the members of the Oxnard Police Department.”
Officer Langford has 12 years of service with the Oxnard Police Department. He has been assigned to the Traffic Unit since December of 2016. He is married and has four (4) children.
Additional information will be released throughout the day as it becomes available.
The California Highway Patrol-Buttonwillow Area Station can be contacted at (661) 764-5580 for further details about the traffic investigation.
DATE / TIME PREPARED: 9/27/2017, 12:00 p.m.