I read an incredible story today about a California Highway Patrol Officer from our Sacramento area. The man, Mike Remmel, was severely injured about 2 years ago when a elderly woman ran him over with her car. At the time of the accident, Mike was directing traffic for another car crash. The elderly woman misunderstood where Mike was directing her and ran into him instead!
Waking up in the hospital, Mike found both of his legs amputated, one above the ankle, the other above the knee. The CHP officer of 19 years decided that he was not going to give up on his chance of living a normal life, including doing the job he knew and loved. He began a slow and painful recovery. He pushed himself to walk, then to run, and continued to press towards the goal of once again being a CHP officer.
A year after the accident, he returned to work doing a limited desk job. To be a patrolman once again, he would have to complete 14 rigorous fitness tests which included; sidestepping, running 500 yards in 2 minutes, and sprinting 100 yards in 20 seconds.
By August 10th he was able to pass his fitness test and was ready for full-time patrol. All his dedication, devotion and sacrifice paid through. What an example of commitment and resilience.
Mike is an amazing example of a man who took his injury and decided he was not going to give up. I am encouraged to know a man like this is on the Sacramento police force, this is exactly the type of people we need looking over us. If you have been injured by another person’s recklessness, please call me at the
If you have been injured by another person’s recklessness, please call me at the Law Offices of Moseley Collins. I would love to speak with you about your case and the options that you have ahead of you.
Until next time…