Monday, the department posted an update to its Facebook page noting
that O’Connor will become at least the fourth St. Louis area police
officer to be treated at Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colo.
The hospital is renowned for spinal cord and brain injury rehabilitation.
Ballwin Officer Michael Flamion was the first.
He was shot during a traffic stop July 8, 2016, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down.
Officer Craig Tudor joined Flamion there for about two months after he
was paralyzed from the chest down during an on-duty car crash on Aug.
St. Louis police Officer Gary Glasby spent several
months there and another facility in Nebraska recovering from a
traumatic brain injury he suffered during a car accident while on duty.
He returned in December.
Flamion and Tudor were among those at the airport to see O’Connor off on Monday.