WASHINGTON, September 29, 2017 – On Wednesday, President Donald Trump was being escorted back to Air Force One at the Indianapolis International Airport following a rally at the Indiana State Fairground.
The President’s moving motorcades are planned to the second and they move at extremely high rates of speed. Most officers involved in motorcades have a lot of experience and training riding motorcycles to avoid an accident.
The President is informed of any accidents or other incidents that occur.
When Officer Robert Turner, one of the police officers escorting the motorcade on this day crashed his motorcycle on I-70, President Trump delayed his departure until he knew that the officer was all right.
The cause of the crash is unknown and several pictures show the officer, with several cuts, laying alongside the road, he appeared to be seriously wounded. Methodist Hospital, Indiana, reported that the officer suffered a broken ankle, abrasions and, possibly, a concussion.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department posted to Facebook that Trump refused to take off until he spoke with the wounded officer to thank him for his service.
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Video of injured Officer Turner speaking with President Donald J. Trump confirmed that the president refused to depart until he was assured Officer Turner was ok and he spoke with him.
This is just the latest incident of the President showing that he is compassionate, that he cares about Americans and that the President wishes no harm to any segment of the American population. The President interrupted his schedule, delayed his agenda because he cares.
In June, while in Colorado, a Colorado Springs motorcycle officer was injured while escorting Vice President Mike Pence’s motorcade to the city’s airport. Pence said in a Tweet released by the police department that he’d spoken with the officer’s wife and was “so relieved his injuries are not life-threatening.”
Pence was in Colorado Springs to mark the 40th anniversary of Focus on the Family. He also visited Schriever Air Force Base, home to the Air Force Space Command.
The President and Vice President have made it very clear just how much they care about law enforcement and those that work hard every day to protect them.