WFPD officer returns home after long health battle

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Things are starting to look up for Wichita Falls Police Department officer Tim Putney who was injured on the job in July 2017. 

After an altercation left Putney with severe nerve damage, he permanently walks with a heavy limp as he can’t feel his right foot and trips and falls daily.

The officer returned to his home in Wichita Falls from Fort Worth Tuesday night.  

Putney will now remain at home while he recovers from the surgeries he had to fix the nerve damage.  He needs home care specialists to help take of him and workman’s comp signed off on that Thursday.

Putney’s wife Chelsea said they never thought they would be in this situation and that if her husband had the surgery sooner that he would already be back to work. 

“I can’t leave him until he can get up on his own, get up and get to the bathroom,” she said. “Once he can fully do that and I feel confident leaving him alone, then I can go back to work.”

Chelsea said she’s trying not to stress about the situation and is taking it one day at a time. 

Her job has been understanding and has told her she can take as much time as she needs to tend to her husband.

For Putney’s gofundme page, click here.

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