LSUPD Establishes Funds to Aid Injured Officer

11/13/2014 04:13 PM

BATON ROUGE – Saturday night, LSU Police Sgt. Chris Gresham was struck by a car while escorting a motorcade of University of Alabama officials and team doctors to the airport.

Alabama's doctors rushed to his aid and kept him stabilized until the paramedics arrived to transport him to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. The Alabama physician team included four members of the Andrews Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center in Birmingham, owned by world-renowned orthopedic surgeon and LSU alumnus James Andrews.  

Gresham, who was on a police motorcycle when he was hit, was diagnosed with an injured knee and several broken bones and fractures. Despite the severity of his injuries, Gresham is expected to recover and will eventually return to full duty. The LSU Police Department is in the process of establishing funds to assist Gresham, his wife and their two young children during his recovery.

The LSU Foundation and Campus Federal Credit Union have both set up accounts to receive funds intended to offset his loss of income, medical bills and the rapidly approaching Holiday Season. LSU would like to encourage the university community and all who support it to help the Gresham family during their time of need.

Contributions may be made online at, or via checks made payable to the LSU Foundation with “Chris Gresham Family Support Fund” in the notation line.

Checks may be sent to:
LSU Foundation
3838 West Lakeshore Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Billy  Gomila 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Thursday, November 13, 2014