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10 Dec 2013
11 Dec 2013
Officer paralyzed from training injuries
Fund established for family of Paul Meyer
According to the Portland Police Bureau, the officer injured during an ATV training exercise is paralyzed from the wait down.
Doctors do not expect Paul Meyer to regain the use of his legs, the bureau said in a Thursday press release.
Meyer continues to recover at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center from injuries he suffered when a large tree branch fell on him on Monday, Nov. 19.
Meyer and other bureau personnel were training on Hayden Island at the time of the accident.
The bureau says Meyer and his family are very grateful for all the care and support extended to them from the law enforcement community and the citizens of Portland.
An account has been established at a local credit union to help Meyer's family. Contributions can be made in person or mailed to any Advantis Credit Union branch with the following information:
"Officer Paul Meyer Fund"
To find the nearest Advantis Credit Union branch, visit www.advantiscu.org.
Cards for Meyer and his family can be sent to:
Portland Police Bureau SERT
Attn: Officer Meyer & Family
449 Northeast Emerson Street
Portland, Oregon 97211