As you have read here and in other media reports CMPD officer Keith Trietley sustained several serious injuries last week when his Police Cruiser was deliberately hit head on by a fleeing felon.
This afternoon Heidi Crater with April Five sent the following "Press Release" to Cedar Posts.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Heidi Crater
Today marks the 11th year of service with CMPD for Officer Keith Trietley, who was injured in the line of duty on December 30, 2010. Officer Trietley is currently being cared for at CMC, where he has undergone multiple surgeries to repair his two broken arms, shattered knee cap and broken right femur. Due to the extent of his injuries, Officer Trietley will not be able to return to duty for an undetermined length of time and will be undergoing extensive physical therapy.
Officer Trietley, and his wife Angel, would like to thank the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Charlotte Fire Department and Medic and NC Highway Patrol for their efforts and support. They are also grateful to the staff of CMC for their care during this difficult time.
While out of work and recovering from his injuries, Officer Trietley will be receiving reduced pay (66 2/3%) under the workers compensation system. He will also not be able to work his off-duty jobs which supplemented his income. Officer Trietley's wife, Angel, will need to take time away from her job to care for her husband during his recovery.
The April Five Organization is raising funds to assist this family and show appreciation for a local hero.
All donations are tax deductible. If you specify your gift is for Officer Trietley, he will receive 100% of the donation.
Donations can be sent to the:
April Five Organization
10612-D Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28277
The April Five Organization was founded in 2008 as a result of the struggles faced by Officer Kayvan Hazrati who was shot in the line of duty on April 5, 2006. Its mission is to serve and assist sworn officers of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department as they recover from injuries sustained in the line of duty.
April Five's web site is here.