Iowa State Patrol Trooper returns to work after 435 days of recovery
DECORAH, Iowa (KCRG) - An Iowa State Patrol Trooper returned to work this weekend 435 days after being severely injured doing an off-the-job construction project.
In December 2019, Trooper Jared Rude suffered extensive injuries when a scaffolding he was on collapsed. His injuries included a brain bleed, a broken temporal bone, fractured facial bones, and some broken bones on his vertebrae.
He had been a trooper then for seven years. His wife, Amanda, and Winneshiek County Sheriff Dan Marx, spoke to TV9 a few weeks after the incident.
They spoke about the incredible family-like support Trooper Rude received from the community during his recovery.
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