Cleburne officer injured on the job grateful after surviving crash




Posted on May 25, 2012 at 12:00 AM

CLEBURNE - Every officer prepares for the unexpected on the job - life can change in seconds. Aaron Beseda survived his close call.

"Most definitely, a blessing for us," Beseda said. "Keeping in mind all what we have, the family."

The Cleburne police officer is back home with his family after spending nearly a month in the hospital. He's still healing from a broken leg and neck.

His wife, who is pregnant, sees more than injuries. She sees a second chance.

"It's a major eye opener," Misty Beseda said. "You trample through life, nothing is going to happen, and then bam."

Officer Beseda and two other officers raced to an emergency call April 27. Dashcam video shows Beseda leading, then seconds later, a cloud of dust appears. A car collided with Beseda's vehicle.

The three-and-a-half year veteran of the force was rushed to a Fort Worth hospital.

"I don't remember the accident, all the way probably four to five days into the hospital," Beseda said. "The scariest moment for me is not remembering."

His wife remembers getting the call.

"My scariest moment was the chief's name come across my cell phone," Mrs. Beseda said.

Beseda's police family and his community has supported him at the hospital and at home.

"We are so blessed to have a wonderful community that's reached out to us and helped us," the officer said.

The Chisholm Trail 100 Club, an organization that assists first responders in Johnson County, stopped by Thursday to give Beseda a $1,000 check.

For the officer, this unwavering support is fueling his determination to do his best in rehab. The crash didn't destroy his passion for the job.

"I'm chomping at the bit," Beseda said. "I'm ready to get back to it. I do love my job and the people I work with. They are just amazing."

A fundraiser for the family, which includes a softball tournament and concert, is scheduled for July 14. For more information, visit the Cleburne Police Officers Association's Facebook page.