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Montana Highway Patrol trooper seriously injured by vehicle to continue recovery in Denver

Trooper Escort
Posted at 11:44 AM, Feb 28, 2023

KALISPELL - The Montana Highway Patrol trooper who was run over by a suspect’s vehicle following a pursuit near Eureka is headed out of state to continue his recovery.

Trooper Lewis Johnson was seriously injured on Feb. 16 and was flown by ALERT helicopter to Kalispell’s Logan Health to receive life-saving care. He suffered multiple critical injuries, including spinal cord damage.

Trooper Johnson
On Sunday, law enforcement from across the state traveled to Kalispell to hold a rally for Trooper Johnson and thank the brave men and women who helped save his life.

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

The sheriff’s office reports Johnson will be flying out of Kalispell with ALERT to Denver to continue his recovery.

“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.