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Video: NM Officer Shot 4 Times Says City has Made Recovery a "Nightmare"

December 01, 2017  | 

VIDEO: NM Officer Shot 4 Times Says City has Made Recovery a "Nightmare"

Nearly three years after Albuquerque Police Officer Lou Golson was shot multiple times by a suspected drunk driver during a traffic stop, he says the city is not helping him recover.

“You would think the nightmare was getting shot. The actual nightmare was surviving. The toll that it’s taken financially… is unreal,” Golson said.

Golson says since that night in January 2015, which was captured on his own lapel camera, the City of Albuquerque and workman’s comp has fought his requests for medical attention tooth and nail.

“I just could not fathom that I would be treated so poorly. Throughout our careers, we are taught, if you get hurt on the job, you’ll be taken care of. That is not the case,” he told KQRE TV.

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kevcopaz @ 12/1/2017 10:50 PM

The city of Albuquerque should be ashamed of itself and each and every APD officer and the union there should do everything they can to publicizes whats going on to hold the politicians accountable. If not the attrition rate in the APD should start to escalate and any officer that can, leave the department. The people who lead that department (chiefs) should tell the administration that this needs to be fixed NOW or tender their resignations and NO OTHER cop take the job there until this is fixed. Period. Otherwise they are whores.

George @ 12/3/2017 5:06 PM

It's the same thing here in the city I work in here in New England. Workmen's comp moves at the speed of a snail; they drag their feet, never return calls and it takes forever to get approval to see a doctor. Some years back an officer tore a tendon in his arm and he waited so long to get surgery approved, the ortho doctor said any longer and it would be too late to repair the tendon.

Marty @ 12/5/2017 3:28 PM

the W C Insurance Co ARE THE PROBLEM - this abuse has gone on for a very long time - cruel & unusual - sad to see Greed prevail in our nation - 7 million plus suffer this same fate check out injured workers forum if your interested

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