HAZELWOOD, MO (KPLR) - The Hazelwood police officer injured in a car crash while responding to an emergency call will be transported to a spinal hospital in Colorado Wednesday.
Officer Craig Tudor will be moving to the same hospital where Officer Mike Flamion is located.
Tudor has spent the last two and a half weeks at Barnes Jewish Hospital.
Tudor was injured while responding to an emergency call on August 25th when a car hit his vehicle.
On Wednesday Tudor will be transported from Barnes to a hospital in Colorado that specializes in spinal injuries and rehabilitation.
Hazelwood Police Chief Gregg Hall said his fellow first responders want to make sure he makes it their safely.
They will escort his ambulance to the airport and line the overpasses.
Tudor’s wife said his recovery has been tough. His heart has stopped twice, most recently September ninth.
She said that due to his spinal cord injury his heart is having a hard time responding to stimulation.
Hall said he will have a lot of emotions seeing Tudor take off for Colorado.
"I'm going to be angry that something like this would happen to Craig someone with such good character and qualities. I'm going to be anxious because I'm going to be worried about Craig and what he has to go through and his family, but I'm going to look for the optimistic side of this and hope that Craig is going to the place that he needs to be," said Hall.
The transport will happen sometime Wednesday morning.