ATLANTA, Ga. (BRPROUD) – The Atlanta Police Department is releasing a bodycam video from one of its police officers.
The police officer is Steven Randerson and on October 6, the APD member was documenting an accident on the shoulder of I-75 near 17th St NW.
A video of what happened next is provided below:
About an hour after responding to the accident, Officer Randerson “was outside his marked police vehicle when another vehicle traveling on I-75 struck the officer,” according to the Atlanta Police Department.
On the day of the accident, the Atlanta Police Department gave this update on the accident:
Officer Randerson sustained “injuries to his head, arm, and leg.”
A GoFundMe account has been set up on behalf of the injured police officer.
The City of Atlanta Police Department released this statement about the risks associated with the job:
Unless you’ve been an officer, there is no way to grasp the gravity of what happens in a day or what can happen during any 911 call response. We often say, “officers put their lives on the line every single day to protect and serve their community”-not many understand how real that statement is. Whether officers are conducting a traffic stop, serving warrants on known gang members in a dimly lit housing complex, patrolling the streets at 3 a.m., or responding to an auto accident on I285, their safety is always at risk and their bravery is always on display.
Officer Randerson is recovering from the accident.