LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – A Georgetown Police officer remains in a Wisconsin hospital after he was hit while riding a motorcycle last week.
He now has to undergo several surgeries, just one month before he and his wife are expecting their first child.
Caitlin Mayeaux says when her brother Cole Centner became a Georgetown Police officer, it made sense because he really enjoys serving others.
But it’s a job that can cause her family stress.
“I worry about him everyday and it’s more so when he’s on the job that I have to worry about him,” said Mayeaux
So when he was away from work visiting his wife’s family in Wisconsin, the last thing she expected was to get a call.
“He said, I’m going to say this as gently as I can, your brother has been in accident, he’s being airlifted and that is all we know,” said Mayeaux.
Mayeaux says she learned her brother had been involved in a hit-and-run crash that left serious injuries to his legs.
She says he’s had two surgeries already, and as many as five may still be yet to come. His wife, Brittany, is expecting their first child next month.
“They’re really excited to be parents and I just don’t want the joy of this season to be stolen from them stressing about what insurance will or will not cover and paying for bills,” said Mayeaux.
She’s started a Gofundme page to help them, already it’s raised over $10,000. And she says the Georgetown Police Department has stepped up too.
“They just jump into action and so they have been going to his house and they’ve cut the grass,” said Mayeaux.
She says her family is taking things day by day, and all they ask for is prayers.
Mayeaux says they are hoping her brother can return to Kentucky by Monday.
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