PORTLAND A Portland police officer who was paralyzed during a police exercise was honored with a 20-year-service pin from Chief Mike Reese at Legacy Emanuel Hospital Sunday.

Officer Paul Meyer was hit by a telephone pole-sized falling tree on Hayden Island while participating in ATV training on Nov. 19. He was paralyzed from the waist down and doctors don t think he will ever walk again.

Meyer continues to recover from his injuries and is grateful for all the care and support extended his family during his recovery, said Sgt. Pete Simpson with Portland police.

Cards for Officer Meyer and his family can be sent to:

Portland Police Bureau SERT

Attn: Officer Meyer & Family

449 Northeast Emerson Street

Portland, Oregon 97211

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