Donate to Clark County Deputy Kennison Injured in Incident

Please join us in praying for Deputy Kennison. The WACOPS Benevolent Fund will be contributing to his recovery fund.

From the Clark County Sheriff's Office:
Drew Kennison, a 14-year veteran of the Clark County Sheriff's Office, was the deputy injured in an incident on 2/22/23. A photo of Deputy Kennison and a photo of his patrol vehicle are attached.
Deputy Kennison remains in the hospital in serious but stable condition with the support of family and friends by his side.CCSO appreciates all the thoughts, prayers, and support that has been shown by the community for Deputy Kennison.
Update 2/22/2023 at 16:00 hours
Our deputy is now out of surgery and being transferred to a hospital in Portland.
He had significant injuries, especially to his lower extremities. He is listed as critical but stable condition.
Here is what we know as far as the crash is concerned. It appears that the upper portion of a large tree broke off, possibly because of the heavy snowfall, and fell onto his patrol vehicle as he was travelling on Washougal River Road.
The portion of the tree that fell was significant in size. It appears to have struck the vehicle where the windshield meets the hood. The vehicle then came to rest just off the roadway against another tree. Several other law enforcement officers were travelling with him when the incident occurred. They were able to quickly provide first aid. A local public works truck was in the area and helped remove the tree which was across the vehicle prior to the arrival of fire and emergency medical personnel.
Update 2/23/22
Yesterday, after being transported to Peace Health, he was in the operating room for about 3 hours. He was stabilized and transported to Emanuel Hospital in Portland for additional surgery and treatment.
After several hours at Emanuel, the surgeons determined his leg could not be saved, and his left leg was amputated just above the knee. We want to thank the medical teams at Peace Health and Legacy Emanuel for their exceptional efforts. Drew will require further surgeries in the coming days and weeks. He is recovering right now and is in good spirits.
Drew has been a CCSO Deputy for 14 years. In addition to his time on Patrol, Drew has served on special assignments with the US Marshalls Fugitive Task Force, our Tactical Detective Unit, and is currently on the Southwest Washington Regional SWAT team. Drew is a kind and compassionate person who loves serving his community.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office will continue to support Drew and his family during this time and the many months of recovery to come.
Thank you to the citizens of Clark County who have sent their thoughts and prayers. Some are asking what more they can do for Drew and his family. The link below can be used to provide additional support to the Kennison family. Link provided directly from the Clark Co. Deputy Sheriff Guild.
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