The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), Bossier City Police Department and Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office will host an Officer on a Train event on Wednesday, October 22 to promote public safety at railroad crossings in Bossier City.
The event will begin at 7 a.m. with a safety briefing in the shopping center parking lot at 1700 Old Minden Road. In an Officer on a Train event, KCSR works with local law enforcement to bring officers into a locomotive cab for a unique, real-time perspective of motorist and pedestrian activity as a train moves through the community.
Meanwhile, other law enforcement officers are stationed along the railroad right of way, watching for crossing and trespasser violations and issuing citations.
KCSR is a staunch advocate of Operation Lifesaver, Inc., a non-profit organization founded in 1972 and dedicated to rail safety public education. Operation Lifesaver has partnered with federal safety agencies and the nation’s railroads for the See Tracks? Think Train! campaign aimed at raising awareness about risky pedestrian and driver behavior around railroad tracks.