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Former CCSD Deputy injured while on duty

Thursday, February 3, 2011

PUTNAM COUNTY -- A former Clay County Sheriff's Department deputy was injured while on duty during the recent winter storm's first arrival on Tuesday.

According to information provided by Indiana State Police Putnamville District, shortly after 10 p.m., Tuesday, Putnam County Sheriff's Department (PCSD) Sgt. Jonathon Chadd was providing traffic assistance to ISP Trooper Adam Edwards who was investigating a "jackknifed" semi near in the eastbound lane at the 43-mile marker on Interstate-70.

In an attempt to slow oncoming traffic, Chadd's police cruiser was parked in the eastbound lanes just west of the crash scene with his emergency lights activated when the vehicle was struck in the rear by a tractor-trailer combination.

Complaining of neck and back pain, Chadd was transported to Putnam County Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

According to PCSD officials, Chadd, who came in from a day off to work during the bad weather, is on the road to recovery.

"I just spoke with Chadd, and of course he's sore all over from the accident," PCSD Shift Supervisor/Chief Deputy Doug Nally told The Brazil Times about the deputy's recovery Thursday.

"(Chadd) will be taking a couple of days off to recover, and will probably return to work sometime Sunday or Monday."

Chadd, who resides with his family in Greencastle, served a little more than a year with the Clay County Sheriff's Department before joining the PCSD in January 2009.


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Mile marker 43 doesn't sit on or over a hill, so explain to me WHY the cruiser was hit by a semi driver? I've had a CB in my vehicle before and most semi drivers let each other know if there is a car/truck off the shoulder - and most get over well in advance. I've been pulled off onto the shoulder myself and know that some semi (and car) drivers do NOT get in the other lane - even if there is no other traffic.

Hope Chadd makes a complete recovery and that the driver is cited for this incident. Geez, people! Pay attention, have some common courtesy and slow down!

-- Posted by Emmes on Fri, Feb 4, 2011, at 10:51 AM

Thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Chadd and his family. I hope you make a speedy recovery. We miss you in Clay County.

Pay attention folks! That all it takes, pay attention and use a little common sense! Well.....there I've done it! Common sense?

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Fri, Feb 4, 2011, at 1:23 PM


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