UPDATE: Injured officer maybe able to return home by July 23


UPDATE POSTED 6 P.M. JULY 16, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Teams of fellow officers, volunteers and local businesses are wrapping up renovations that may allow injured Lexington Police officer Dawn Miller to return to her home by the end of next week.

Miller was seriously injured earlier this year when her cruiser was hit head-on by a wrong-way driver on New Circle Road. The other driver died in the crash and since the wreck, Miller has undergone several surgeries and remains in a wheelchair.

She has been staying in a hotle while the crews remodel her home to make in wheelchair accessible so she can continue her recovery and rehabilitation at home.

Furniture is expected to arrive next week and Miller could return home July 22 or July 23, according to Officer Ryan Holland, who is among those coordinating the efforts.

ORIGINAL STORY POSTED JUNE 30, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – While injured Lexington Police Officer Dawn Miller rebuilds her body and life, volunteers are rebuilding her house to make it more user-friendly when she returns home.

Officer Miller was badly injured on her way home from work in April when a driver, going the wrong way on New Circle Road in Lexington, collided with her police car.  The other driver died, while Miller was taken to the hospital to begin a long road to recovery.

Since she is in a wheelchair, volunteers, including her fellow officers, are making her home ADA accessible.

Lexington firefighters widened the doorways.  C&M Home Repair is donating time and services to make the bathroom ADA accessible.

Pemberton’s Painting and Renovations, Home Depot and Blue Wings of Hope have all donated money or materials to transform Miller’s home.

Renovation organizers say the goal is to get Officer Miller back in her home by mid-July.

For more information, or to donate to the renovation project, click here.

Checks can be mailed to:

P.O. Box 1851

Lexington, KY  40588