Erlanger Police Officer Hit By Vehicle While Helping Children Walk To School

The accident took place Friday morning in Erlanger.

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(Erlanger, Ky.) – An Erlanger Police Officer is recovering after being struck by a vehicle.

Officer Joel Shepherd was directing traffic in effort to help children get to school on Friday morning when he was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Commonwealth and Baker.

Shepherd was transported by Erlanger Fire/EMS to UC Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. At the time of the collision, he was wearing a reflective vest and was holding a pedestrian stop sign in his hand.

Francis Hendy, 65, of Union, was arrested and charged with Operating on a Suspended License, Driving Without License Negligent in Accident, and Disregarding Signals from Officer Directing Traffic.

Further charges could be added when the investigation concludes.

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