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TPD corporal recovering following severe injuries sustained in motorcycle wreck

Posted at 4:14 PM, Sep 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-16 10:31:22-04

SKIATOOK, Okla. - Corporal Aaron McPherson from the Tulsa Police Department is recovering after being severely injured in a motorcycle accident.

"It's been a lot of pain, dizziness," said Cpl. McPherson, "I need to support my family and get back to work."

On August 3, he was out riding his Harley Davidson near Oologah. He was going northbound on Highway 169 when a truck going westbound failed to yield at stop sign, causing the crash.

Cpl. McPherson doesn't remember what happened after the accident. He was in a two-week induced coma at the hospital, and has had several surgeries since then.

"If his head had hit anything else than that glass window, he wouldn't have even lived a minute after," said his wife, Shari, of three years.

 

McPherson's injuries include a broken hip, ankle and wrist and two breaks in his jaw. Shari has been taking care of him since he was released last week.

"It's a lot to handle, but we just try to find joy in every day," said Shari.

The couple recently got hit with another setback. Shari's education abruptly came to an end last week when ITT Tech campuses shut down nationwide.

She said she had completed more than a year of nursing school and had less than a year left.

"None of my credits will transfer, so I'll have to start all over," said Shari.

However, she and her husband are taking it one step at a time.

Cpl. McPherson has been part of TPD for 12 years and wants to get back on the streets patrolling to support his family.

"That's my passion. That's what I love to do. That's the only thing I've ever done is to be a police officer," said McPherson.

 

TPD is organizing a "Poker Run" on October 29 to benefit him and his family.

For details on the event, click here.