The Holly Springs officer injured in a parade float crash last November is now in trouble with the law.
In an email sent to WSB’s Richard Sangster, Holly Springs Police Chief Ken Ball says Officer Shane Ladner is no longer employed by the department. Apparently, he is unable return to work.
The chief said he did notify the Cherokee Co. District Attorney, the GBI and the US Attorney agencies with the authority to bring criminal charges on allegations Ladner falsified his military record, claiming a Purple Heart to gain entry in the Midland, Texas veteran's parade last November. The parade provides honorees with an all expense paid deer hunting trip.
The parade float Ladner and his wife Meg were riding was hit by a train. Four people were killed, 16 others injured, Meg Ladner lost her left leg; Shane Ladner suffered a back injury.
Over the past several months, fund raising events were held for Meg Ladner for medical expenses, including a pancake breakfast and golf tournament.