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Former KSP Trooper Offering Help For Injured Lexington Officer

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) The ATV accident happened on Lexington Police Officers' Todd Kleinjan and Katie Rhea's Lexington farm on Wednesday. The two officers were riding around their property together when their side-by-side ATV overturned and ejected the two. Kleinjan only suffered bruises and cuts, but Rhea suffered facial fractures leaving her hospitalized with surgeries to follow. 

As the Gofundme page for Rhea's medical expenses continues to circulate, former KSP Trooper, who's now a physical therapist, Dr. Ron Pavkovich, heard about the accident, and decided to offer a healing hand for his brother and sister in blue. 

"Once you've been a police officer in one way, shape or form, then you're brothers and sisters with that group pretty much for the rest of your life," Dr. Pavkovich told LEX 18. "We just happened to be in the position where we own a PT practice, and had the opportunity to help out as much as we could. We like to use our business to give back to the community as much as we can." 

Dr. Pavkovich and his wife, Estee Pavkovich, offered Rhea and Kleinjan expense-free physical therapy if and when the services are needed. Understanding that Rhea has a long road to recovery and may not be returning to work due to the accident, Dr. Pavkovich says the least he and his wife can do is help them with the journey. 

"I think the hardest part for them is wanting to do the job and wanting to be out there serving and protecting and doing what they love doing, but have that taken from you... Is a tough thing."

If you would like to donate to Rhea and Kleinjan's Gofundme page, click on this link

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