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Badly injured trooper of the Montana Highway Patrol will continue his recuperation in Denver



Kalispell, Montana – In order to complete his recuperation, the Montana Highway Patrol officer who was injured after being pushed over by an alleged victim’s car in Eureka will travel abroad.

On February 16, Trooper Lewis Johnson suffered a critical injury and was transported by ALERT helicopter to Logan Health in Kalispell to undergo life-saving treatment. He sustained numerous severe wounds, including spinal cord damage.

In escorting Johnson and his family to Glacier Park International Airport on Tuesday, the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office “was honored to assist the Montana Highway Patrol,” according to a social media post.

According to the sheriff’s office, Johnson will take an Urgent flight from Kalispell to Denver to complete his recuperation.

“The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office has been committed to supporting the Johnson family and our MHP colleagues during Trooper Johnson’s stay in our jurisdiction. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the Johnson’s as recovery continues.”

The man accused of injuring Johnson — Jason Allen Miller — is facing felony charges, including attempted deliberate homicide.

A GoFundMe page is available for those who would like to support Johnson and his family.


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