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CA Officer Critically Injured in Motorcycle Crash

September 27, 2017  | 

Officer James Langford (Official Photo)
Officer James Langford (Official Photo)

An Oxnard (CA) Police Department officer was in critical condition after a motorcycle crash in Kern County on Tuesday afternoon, the agency said.

Officer James Langford, a 12-year veteran of the department, was on a training ride when the incident occurred about 3:30 p.m. on Highway 58, just west of Highway 33, according to a press release. No other vehicles were involved, reports KABC.

Langford was airlifted to a local hospital after the collision, whose cause was being investigated by the California Highway Patrol.

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kevcopaz @ 9/27/2017 5:39 PM

AGAIN IT HAPPENS!, Brothers and sisters we need to stop using these antiquated vehicles that we have no real need for. They are taking the lives of too many of us. Sorry that you motors want to look good and go fast, well wear your boots and breeches and helmet inside a full size vehicle and perhaps you will survive your career and your families will not have to grieve for your loss. I respect you all but my love for you is greater. Any Chief worth their salt needs to eliminate these killing machines or know that they have partial responsibility for the next dead cop in a survivable police motorcycle accident. We lost probably 6 in the last 2 months! WTF? Wake up.

Ret. Motor Boots @ 9/27/2017 9:12 PM

Unfortunately, we have lost more from patrol than motors. It would be nice if we never lost any from any detail.

kevcopaz @ 9/28/2017 12:40 PM

Not the point, any loss is terrible. My point was many, if not the majority of those we lost due to on-duty M/C crashes would have survived if in a patrol vehicle (car) and we would not have lost them. These departments retain these M/Cs mostly due to the fact they are cheaper to buy and keep then cars and that is NOT acceptable.

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