ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - An Orlando Police officer is struggling after being injured on the job. Officer William Anderson continues to suffer from pain after being run over by a car nearly nine months ago.
"He's just not getting any better," said Orlando Police Chief John Mina. "He's having trouble moving around, and it seems that there damage to his spinal cord."
Investigators say Officer Anderson was trying to stop the car. Three teens were eventually arrested. "He was out protecting this community when it happened. Now, he's still suffering from that," says Chief Mina.
Mina says Anderson was transported from inpatient physical therapy to Orlando Regional Medical Center last week after continuing to be in pain. Now, he has to travel out of state for surgery.
"I am no longer able to do the things I once enjoyed. I suffer from severe spinal, head, neck and back pain on a daily basis," said Officer Anderson about his injuries several months ago. "I also have tremors in my hands and abnormal body movements caused by the injury to my brain."
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Chief Mina says, "No one wants to be in the hospital. He wants to be eventually back to work. He wants to be able to pick up his daughter. He can't do those things that he was able to do before the accident."
A Go Fund Me account was started to help Officer Anderson and his family as he recovers. "So thoughts and prayers and any donations will help," Mina adds.
For more on the Go Fund Me account, click here.