Sgt. Greg Washam

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Shreveport Police Sgt. Greg Washam

Friends of Shreveport Police Sgt. Greg Washam have opened an account to help his family during his illness.

On Monday, June 14, 2010, Sgt. Washam suffered a debilitating brain hemorrage at his home and was subsequently rushed to Willis Knighton Pierremont where he underwent emergency surgery. Since that time, he has been in a coma and is currently listed in critical condition.

Sgt. Washam has faithfully protected the citizens of Shreveport for almost 20 years. In addition to his tenure with the police department, Greg answered his country’s call courageously with over 24 years of service in the military, where he is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserves.

Friends of the Washam family have established an account with Chase Bank to assist the family as they move forward and work to help Greg recover. Anyone wishing to donate should ask bank employees for information regarding the “Angela Washam Trust” fund. Additionally, there are donation buttons on the left of this page that will allow you to make donations via credit card or Paypal account.

Article on by John Andrew Prime:

Veteran Shreveport police officer Sgt. Greg Washam, day shift supervisor of the Shreveport mounted patrol, is in the intensive care unit at WK Pierremont Health Center after suffering an apparent brain aneurysm Monday.

Washam, a 45-year-old native Shreveporter and a 20-year member of the force, felt nauseous at home around 6 a.m. “and it went downhill from there,” said Angela Washam, his wife. “Thank God he wasn’t on the road when it happened.”

Washam is on a respirator and is in stable condition after an operation “and his vitals are good,” Angela Washam said. “He’s got youth on his side.”

Washam was most recently honored by the city for his part in helping solve a string of arson fires that included the burning of the Shreveport Regional Arts Council headquarters last year. He and his wife are the parents of two sons, Nathan, 11, and Matthew, 16 months.

So far no fundraisers or benefits are planned and what the family needs now are the prayers of the community, Angela Washam said.

“So far they seem to have worked,” said Washam, who has been at her husband’s side since his medical emergency. “I cannot complain ... the police department has gathered around us. It’s been standing room only.”