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Prayers offered for injured deputy

December 14, 2010 by Randy Keck

Sgt. Rusty ArnoldSgt. 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.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, September 30

  • AHS JV Girls & Boys at JV Northwest Tournament, Willow Springs, 8 a.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Granbury at Aledo 3:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Joshua Loflin MS at Aledo MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Joshua Loflin MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • AHS vs. Burleson at Aledo;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 1

  • Aledo Middle School 7G, 8G, 7B, 8B at Brewer Meet, 4:15 p.m.

Thursday, October 2

  • AHS JV at Granbury, 4:00 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Weatherford Tison at Aledo 7th Gym 1 & 8th MPC;
    7,8 C - 5:00;
    7,8 B - 6:00;
    7,8 A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV at North Central Texas Academy, 6:00 p.m.

Friday, October 3

  • Trinity Christian Academy at Fort Worth Hill School;
    JH, 5:00 p.m.;
    Varsity, 7:00 p.m.
    *District Games

  • AHS at Burleson Centennial;
    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.;
    JV, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson Centennial, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 4

  • AHS Varsity at Nike South Invitational, Bear Branch Sports Park, 5205 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, Texas, 77381, 7:30 a.m.

  • AHS JV at Reunion Run, Joe Wheeler Park, Decatur, Texas 76234, 8:30 a.m.

Monday, October 6

  • AHS Varsity Boys Orange at Granbury Invitational 36 holes, Pecan Plantation, 8 a.m.

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