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Paralyzed Illinois Officer Dies 10 Years After Suffering Injuries Breaking Up Fight

March 23, 2015  | 

Patrolman George Nissen of the Stone Park (Ill.) Police Department succumbed to injuries sustained 10 years earlier when he was assaulted while attempting to break up a large fight on Feb. 13, 2005.

Nissen initially believed he was OK but a short time later during his shift he began to feel ill. He was taken to a local hospital the following day where it was discovered he had suffered a concussion, which resulted in several surgeries. He suffered a serious complication during one of the surgeries, which resulted in him becoming a paraplegic and unable to speak. He died as a result of his injuries on March 12, the Officer Down Memorial Page reports.

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kevCopAz @ 3/23/2015 4:36 PM

Sad, Im sure statutes of Limitations long passed. This is an example of how many "minor" injuries suffered by Police during their careers come back to haunt us all.

Ima Leprechaun @ 3/23/2015 10:58 PM

There is as we all know, no statute of limitations on murder. Whomever was responsible for Officer Nissen's injuries are now guilty of Murder by "proximate cause". Death as a result of injuries received from a given event is the only burden of proof for this charge. I "assume" charges are already pending upon the person or persons responsible for Officer Nissen's injury and now death. There is no double jeopardy since the original charge(s) if any regardless of it's degree, did not include murder and would now be amended to murder and prosecuted. I look forward to that prosecution.

Scott Hine @ 3/24/2015 9:26 AM

God bless you and your family during this difficult time

Jon Retired LEO @ 3/25/2015 7:30 PM

Very Tragic! My sincere condolences to Officer Nissen's family and his department.

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