DENVER — A Denver police sergeant who was hit by a firetruck throughout the Nuggets championship celebration final month had his injured leg amputated final week, police confirmed to Denver7.
Medical doctors amputated Sgt. Justin Dodge’s left leg beneath the knee, the division mentioned. He was launched from the hospital Monday and was recovering at dwelling.
Justin Dodge, a adorned Denver police sergeant, was struck by a firetruck transporting a number of Nuggets gamers on the nook of thirteenth and Cherokee on June 15 throughout the group’s Finals victory parade.
Dodge was making an attempt to maneuver a gaggle of people that had been within the path of the firetruck – which was carrying Nuggets gamers, together with stars Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray – when the car rolled up onto the again of his left leg, trapping him beneath the truck, based on the Denver Police Division.
Crews had been in a position to extract Dodge and he was transported to Denver Well being with a “very important decrease leg harm,” the division mentioned. Denver Well being medical doctors labeled the harm as “limb-threatening.”
Medical doctors on the time mentioned they had been doing the whole lot they may to protect his leg. The amputation got here roughly three weeks later.
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You possibly can contribute to Justin Dodge and his household by donating to the Denver Police Basis’s 501(c)(3) at this hyperlink. Denver police say the fundraiser is the one one permitted by Dodge’s household.
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