Injured police officer bounces back from setbacks
For the second time, Wichita police Officer Brian Arterburn got to enjoy an outing in Colorado.
Arterburn was run over by a stolen SUV in February. Unconscious for several days after he was hit, Arterburn underwent multiple surgeries. He started breathing on his own in late February and recently started walking on his own. He’s now living at a rehabilitation facility in Colorado.
On the Facebook page “Wearing Blue for Brian Friday’s,” his family wrote that he attended a Colorado Rockies game Monday evening, sporting his Wichita State University hat.
“He has been talking a little more over the past week and working hard towards that glorious day of coming home!” the post says.
Arterburn, a 25-year police veteran, was a first-shift beat officer assigned to the department’s Patrol South bureau at the time he was hurt.
The man allegedly driving the vehicle, Justin Terrazas, 31, is facing criminal charges of aggravated battery against a law enforcement officer and other felonies in connection with the case.