After 41 days, Washington County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Mike Trotter was released from the hospital following treatment for injuries he received after another driver crashed into his patrol vehicle on April 27.
On June 7, Deputy Trotter was transferred from Emanuel Hospital to continue his recovery at a rehabilitation facility. Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue (TVF&R) moved Deputy Trotter at his request, as he knew they were instrumental in saving his life at the crash scene.
“Our family and close friends who have been deeply involved are so grateful Mike has healed enough to leave the hospital and begin more focused rehabilitation,” Mike’s wife Heather Trotter said. “Mike and I want to thank the entire, phenomenally amazing medical team at Emanuel Hospital and all the first responders who helped save Mike’s life. Thank you as well to all people who contributed to the GoFundMe account. The generosity was overwhelming and we are so appreciative. Mike still has a long road to recovery but this is a huge step forward.”
Washington County Sheriff Pat Garrett said, “I am so thankful Mike was able to leave the hospital today. We will continue to support Mike and his family in their recovery process. I also want to recognize the incredible role many people played in saving Mike’s life, from the people at the scene to the nurses, doctors, and staff at the hospital. The community support for Mike and our agency has been amazing and we can’t thank everyone enough.”
Two students from Southridge High School were killed in the crash. The driver is charged with manslaughter, assault and driving under the influence.