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Prayers offered for injured deputy

December 14, 2010 by Randy Keck

Sgt. Rusty Arnold

Aledo woman also injured in traffic mishap

The Parker County Sheriff’s Office and county offices are praying for Patrol Sgt. Rusty Arnold and his family.

Arnold was involved in an off-duty accident on Highway 199 in Springtown, Monday morning, Dec. 13, where he suffered severe head trauma. He was flown by air ambulance to a Fort Worth hospital where he is in intensive care listed in critical but stable condition.

According to a Texas Department of Public Safety initial investigation, Sgt. Arnold was the second vehicle stopped at a red light when he was hit from behind by a third vehicle.

DPS Trooper Daniel Walker said the driver of the third vehicle, identified as Louis Guerra, 64, of Fort Worth, was traveling between 50 to 60 miles-per-hour, when he hit the rear of Sgt. Arnold’s vehicle. Guerra was taken to an Azle Hospital by ground ambulance with unknown injuries. The driver of the first vehicle, identified as Joyce Sistrunk, 58, of Aledo, was also taken to an Azle hospital with unknown injuries. DPS troopers said there is no indication of intoxication involvement.

Arnold’s wife and young son have been by his bedside and are requesting the public’s prayers.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said Arnold has been with the Sheriff’s Office since June 2001. He earned a corporal’s rank in Oct. 2006, and was promoted to patrol sergeant in Nov. 2008. He is a war veteran with active service in Operation Iraqi Freedom from Jan. 2003 to Feb. 2004 as a sergeant in the United States Army Reserves.

“The department has pulled together in support of Sgt. Arnold and his family,” Fowler said. “Rusty is highly admired and respected among patrol and throughout the department as an excellent leader and friend. Every employee has expressed their concerns. We are all praying for them and for his full recovery.”

An account has been established at Pinnacle Bank in Springtown under Rusty Arnold’s name, account number 4006853974. Donations are also being accepted at the Parker County Sheriff’s Office.

Comments

Rusty

December 19, 2010 by Janna Moore, 3 years 48 weeks ago
Comment: 180

Kelsey and Tyler:

We are Judson Moore's parents and had the privilege of having Rusty stay with Judson and us in our trailer back in August when they rode in the Hotter-n-hell bicycle ride in Wichita Falls.

We hurt with you during this difficult time, however, we continue to lift Rusty up in prayer and ask God to totally restore him to health.

Please know that we are here for you and if there is anything we can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact us. You and Tyler remain in our prayers also.

Ken & Janna Moore
Lindale, TX

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, December 2

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Birdville, B 6 p.m., A 4:30 p.m., JV 6 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Springtown, Freshmen 5:30 p.m., JV 5:30 p.m. and Varsity 7 p.m.

Thursday, December 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Freshmen and JV at Mineral Wells Invitational

  • Aledo Bearcats B, A, JV and Varsity at Weatherford New Car Dealers Tournament

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Fort Worth Cowtown Classic

Tuesday, December 9

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Stephenville at Aledo High School, B 6 p.m., A 4:30 p.m., JV 6 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Granbury, Freshmen 5 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Thursday, December 11

  • Aledo Bearcats B, A, JV and Varsity at Decatur Tournament

Monday, December 15

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Southwest at Aledo High School, B 5 p.m., A 5 p.m. and JV 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 16

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Cleburne at Aledo High School, Freshmen 5 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Friday, December 19

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua at Aledo High School, A 8 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Joshua at Aledo High School, Freshmen 6:30 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 8 p.m., *District Game

Monday, December 29

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Moritz Auto Group Holiday Classic, Aledo

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Fibermax Caprock Classic, Lubbock

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