May 25--STAMFORD -- The Stamford police union is accepting online donations for the family of the Stamford police officer recovering from life-threatening injuries he suffered in a 20-foot fall last week, the department said in a statement Friday.
The Stamford Police Association wants to raise funds for the family of Officer Troy Strauser, who fell from an Interstate-95 overpass abutment in Norwalk while chasing a suspect from a robbery in Stamford during the early morning hours of May 17. Strauser severely injured his right arm and his face after landing on a guardrail, and rushed to Norwalk Hospital in critical condition.
He spent the next four days in the critical care unit at Norwalk Hospital, undergoing several emergency surgeries during his first 24 hours there, police officials have said. Doctors moved him out of the critical care unit on Tuesday morning so he could begin his recovery.
Donations can be made on the Stamford police union website at www.stamfordspa.com with a debit or credit card.
"Thank you for all the compassion and respect you have shown in the last nine days for Officer Troy Strauser and his family," said Assistant Stamford police Chief James Matheny in the statement. "We at the Stamford Police Department are extremely grateful."
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