HPD officer injured in helicopter crash gets mobility back thanks to gifted wheelchair
HOUSTON – Since May, Houston Police Department officer and helicopter pilot, Chase Cormier has been working to recover from a helicopter crash that left his partner dead and him without the use of his legs. Cormier, 35, said he remembers steering the helicopter away from an occupied apartment building to a vacant one as the helicopter went down. RELATED: ‘It seems like God gave him a lot of wisdom,’ HPD Chief Acevedo says as hundreds gather to remember fallen HPD officer Jason KnoxMonths later, Cormier is still working to recover. Dallas non-profit organization Independence Corps is bringing Cormier one step closer to increased mobility by gifting him a Trackchair from Carlson Mobility. RELATED: Police give son of HPD officer killed in helicopter crash touching escort to first day of schoolCormier hopes to one day fly again, but in the meantime, he has to learn to walk again.