Injured Montana Highway Patrol Trooper returning home after 8 months of recovery

Injured Montana Highway Patrol Trooper returning home after 8 months of recovery pic

Oct 18, 2023

Eight months after Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Lewis Johnson suffered life-threatening injuries while on duty, he’s finally coming home.

MHP announced in a social media post Wednesday that Trooper Lewis Johnson is heading home to Chester after months of rehab and recovery. 

They also announced a homecoming brisket lunch will be held in his hometown at Chester City Park on Oct. 22, 12 p.m. 

Johnson was injured on Feb. 17 this year when he was run over by a fleeing suspect. The injuries he sustained included a punctured lung, damaged liver, head injury, broken ribs, broken arm, broken leg and severe spinal trauma. The severity of these injuries brought him to Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado for a lengthy recovery. 

The MHP held a fundraiser in April for his recovery efforts that raised over $4,000 and a raffle in June. Additionally, a GoFundMe was started for Johnson’s family during this time and ultimately raised over $226,000 in donations.Line