The Oregon State Police trooper who was gravely injured in a Christmas Day shooting has finally emerged from the intensive care unit, according to his family Thursday.
Trooper Nic Cederberg left the ICU after surviving several surgeries for his multiple gun-shot wounds, reports Oregon Live.
“He is still amazing the doctors and nurses with how his recovery is going. Although he is in a lot of pain and your encouragement is not lost on him,” his brother Jeff Cederberg wrote on his GoFundMe page.
The state police also confirmed Cederberg’s well-being, noting that he was on a good path to recovery. Cederberg still has to undergo surgery for a broken arm Friday morning, according to the trooper’s brother.
Cederberg, an Army veteran and seven-year veteran on the force, suffered multiple gunshot wounds Christmas Day after being shot by James Tylka, a man suspected of murdering his wife, Kate Armand.
Police were able to track him down, but Tylka fled, spurring a pursuit that left Cederberg gravely injured.
Fellow officers fatally shot Tylka, a former police cadet, after he left the scene of the alleged murder.
Cederberg’s family launched a Go Fund Me account Dec. 27 to raise money for him and his family. In just two days, they have raised over $50,000.
“You make the boys in blue proud. We continue to send healing thoughts and prayers for a full and peaceful recovery. God bless you and your family,” one commenter wrote.
“I don’t think we will every be able to thank all of you individually but we want you to know that your support has made it easier on our family during this difficult time,” Cederberg’s brother responded to the outpouring of support.