It’s been one year since a man in an SUV rammed Springfield Police Officer Mark Priebe on the parking lot of police headquarters on Chestnut Expressway.
Prosecutors say Jon Routh used the vehicle as a weapon, leaving the 21-year police veteran paralyzed.
Priebe spent months in a hospital in Colorado for rehabilitation, then returned home last fall to a warm welcome.
Priebe now has a van with hand controls for gas and the brake, and drives himself to appointments and lunches.
He says the experience of June 9, 2020 has given him a chance to be a better dad and husband and to make a difference in his community.