Modesto, CA, Officer Michael “Mikey” Rokaitis with his wife Megan. Officer Rokaitis was shot Aug. 14 and now must have his leg amputated. (Photo: Modesto PD) -

Modesto, CA, Officer Michael “Mikey” Rokaitis with his wife Megan. Officer Rokaitis was shot Aug. 14 and now must have his leg amputated. (Photo: Modesto PD)

Modesto, CA, police Officer Michael “Mikey” Rokaitis must have at least part of his right leg amputated as a result of the gunshot wound he suffered Aug. 14.

“(Doctors) did everything they could to save it and waited as long as they could, but it’s time,” Rokaitis’ wife, Megan, posted on Facebook. “We just want him awake and home at this point.”

“We are hoping that they will be able to amputate below the knee, as that will be the easier route to recovery and mobility in the future, but they won’t know until they get in there whether it will happen below or above the knee,” Megan Rokaitis wrote.

Michael Rokaitis was shot twice while serving a search warrant, once in his ballistic vest and a second time below his vest in his lower abdomen. The gunshot injured an artery to his right leg, the Modesto Bee reports.

The alleged shooter, 42-year-old Jesse Collins James Brooks, suffered a minor injury when Rokaitis and four other officers returned fire. Brooks is being held in Stanislaus County Jail without bail.

Anyone who wishes to donate to Rokaitis family can do so through the PORAC website at https://porac.org/fundraiser/officer-michael-rokaitis-fund/. It is the only authorized fundraising site for the family.

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