Stamford officer speaks publicly for first time since injury

The Stamford police officer who was seriously hurt while chasing a suspect along I-95 last month is speaking publicly for the first time. Officer Troy Stauser says he cannot believe he is alive to tell

News 12 Staff

Jun 26, 2012, 12:42 AM

Updated 4,311 days ago

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Stamford officer speaks publicly for first time since injury
The Stamford police officer who was seriously hurt while chasing a suspect along I-95 last month is speaking publicly for the first time.
Officer Troy Stauser says he cannot believe he is alive to tell his story. Last month, Strauser fell 20 feet off a bridge abutment in Norwalk, following a chase that started in Stamford.
He says he does not remember the actual fall, but woke up in a pool of blood.
"As I did looked down, I saw a pool of blood and I started to feel a sharp pain in my stomach and intestinal area and I went down onto one knee and I looked down and saw large amounts of blood again coming out.?
Strauser says his wife was told he might not survive. He had extensive internal injuries and lost a portion of his nose in the fall, then spent eight days in intensive care.
He says he still has a long recovery ahead and hopes to one day return to the Stamford police force.


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