On Friday night, September 18th, Hanna Deputy Marshall Clayton (C.J.) Proctor was driving home on highway 72 to Hanna from a hunting trip in the Elk Mountain area. At the junction of Highway 72 and Interstate 80, a semi truck pulled out in front of Proctor from the parking area across from the Conoco. The truck had no visible lights or reflectors. The ensuing collision wedged Proctor’s truck under the semi. The semi driver drove off after the accident without stopping to offer first aid or call 911. Luckily, Proctor was able to call for help himself, and the SCWEMS ambulance took Proctor to the Rawlins MHCC emergency room. Proctor had suffered two compound fractures of his right leg, and the doctors at the ER decided they needed to send him to Cheyenne. He underwent a three-and-a-half-hour operation during which two metal rods and a plate were placed in his leg. He remains in the hospital. Police have a BOLO out for the driver of the semi who caused the accident.
C.J. Proctor has just graduated from the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy this July and has been working as a peace officer in Hanna since October 2014. He and his wife Kaleah have rapidly become a part of the Hanna community. It may be six months to a year before he is able to walk normally. A Go Fund Me site has been set up for people who want to help defray the cost of his medical bills and loss of wages.