Deputy injured in Mexico moved to Portland

Deputy injured in Mexico moved to Portland

Deputy injured in Mexico moved to Portland

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by KGW and AP staff

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Posted on December 29, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Updated Saturday, Dec 29 at 7:07 PM

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- A Lane County Sheriff's Deputy who was severely injured while vacationing in Mexico has returned to Oregon.

The county says Drew Wattier was moved to a long-term care facility in Portland from San Diego on Thursday. He is not awake, but officials say he has made "great progress" in recent days.

Background: Deputy critically hurt in Mexico hit-and-run

Wattier's wife, Michelle, remains at a San Diego hospital, where she is now awake and able to talk with medical staff and family. The county says both face a long rehabilitation period.

The couple was critically injured when they were hit by a vehicle while walking outside their hotel room in Mexico in late November.

A Facebook page was set up for help friends and family who want to follow their progress or contribute to their recovery fund. Click here for more

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