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Oxnard Police officer back in the ICU after required surgery

Oxnard Police officer injured in Kern County
Posted at 6:56 AM, Sep 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-09 15:24:19-05

UPDATE (November 09, 2017 12:25 p.m.): According to the Oxnard Police Department Watch Commander, Officer James Langford is back in the ICU today after a required surgery took place last night. 

Officer Langford was moved to a hospital in Northridge as of a week or two ago according to the watch commander and had been doing physical rehab before being back in the ICU. 

It is unknown what procedure led the officer to have the required surgery. 


UPDATE (September 29, 2017 9:16 a.m.): A GoFundMe account has been set up for Oxnard Police Officer James Langford. 

Ventura County Law Enforcement Wives set up the account to help raise $15,000. So far, nearly $7,500 has been raised in 18 hours. 

To donate, just visit GoFundMe


UPDATE (September 29, 2017 7:30 a.m.): According to the Oxnard Police Department Facebook, officer James Langford underwent surgery on Wednesday and as of yesterday evening he was still in serious condition in the ICU. Langford's care will continue at Kern Medical Center. 


UPDATE (Sept. 28, 2:30 p.m.): Oxnard Police said Officer Langford remains in critical condition.


UPDATE (September 27, 2017 8:02 a.m.): The Oxnard Police officer injured in a crash Tuesday afternoon has been identified as 35-year-old James Langford. 

Langford was riding a 2011 Kawasaki motorcycle and was taken to Kern Medical for his injuries. 


An Oxnard Police officer is in critical condition after he was injured in a crash Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Oxnard Police Department, officer James Langford was riding a motorcycle on a training ride on Highway 58 west of Highway 33 when he crashed. No other vehicles were involved. Langford was taken to a local hospital. 

Langford has been with the Oxnard Police Department for 12 years. 

The cause of the crash is under investigation.