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A photo from a 2017 scene of a crash involving a Baton Rouge Police Department motorcycle. (Courtesy photo)

A Baton Rouge Police motorcycle officer was injured in a crash Thursday morning while providing traffic assistance for a funeral, weeks after fellow officer Shane Totty died in similar circumstances. 

Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. L'Jean McKneey said the officer injured Thursday was transported to a hospital, but is expected to survive. 

McKneely said the officer was on Cora Drive off Airline Highway and Florida Boulevard with his emergency equipment activated, when the officer was hit by a vehicle turning off Florida Boulevard. 

Totty, 31, died on Feb. 1 while escorting a funeral procession, when a pickup truck plowed into his motorcycle. Totty had recovered from critical injuries last year after a man experiencing a mental health crisis shot into Totty's police unit. The officer had made a full recovery and had returned to work several months ago.

This post will be updated. 


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