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Injured Montana state trooper recovering in Colorado hospital

MHP Trooper Lewis Johnson Recovering
MHP Trooper Lewis Johnson Cards
Posted at 2:11 PM, Mar 09, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-09 16:20:08-05

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Montana Highway Patrol trooper injured in a vehicle pursuit in Lincoln County last month completed his first week of therapy in a Colorado hospital.

Trooper Lewis Johnson completed his first week at Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colo., according to a Facebook post by the patrol.

Johnson continues to battle injuries to his chest making it difficult to breathe. For now, he is in a powered mobility chair until his left shoulder heals.

The patrol says the community support has been incredible saying his room is starting to fill with cards and drawings. The post said Johnson has a long road ahead, but he’s in the right place for healing.

MHP Trooper Lewis Johnson Cards

Johnson was seriously injured on Feb. 16 near Eureka while apprehending a suspect following a pursuit.

Johnson has been a trooper with the patrol for eight years and was stationed in Eureka in Lincoln county.

Anyone interested in supporting the Johnson family can do so through GoFundMe or send checks payable to Lewis and Kate Johnson to PO Box 356 Chester, MT 59522.


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