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Party, fundraiser set for Gresham resident

A retirement party/fundraiser for a longtime police officer paralyzed this summer in a motorcycle accident is set for 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13.

The party is at Buffalo Wild Wings, 22849 N.E. Glisan St., and includes a silent action to benefit Paul B. Georgioff of Gresham.

Georgioff, 51, was on his annual summer motorcycle ride with fellow police officers from departments in Portland and the Eugene area in July when his rear brakes locked up.

His bike spun out from under him on a roadway known as The Spiral Highway. The highway, north of Lewiston, Idaho, is a popular route for motorcycle riders who take in sweeping canyon views on the short, curvy road, which includes a 1,500-foot descent.

The crash left Georgioff, a longtime Gresham resident, paralyzed from the waist down. He had just retired from a 27-year career with the Portland Police Bureau, most recently in the TriMet Division.

Sunday night's silent auction includes trips to Mexico and Hawaii, among other items.

Donations also can be made to the Paul Georgioff Fund at any Wells Fargo Bank branch.