Drew Wattier Continues to Make Progress

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County sheriff’s deputy critically injured while on vacation in Mexico with his wife Michelle is continuing to improve. The family sent us a video (click above to watch) of Drew Wattier walking on his own just four months after receiving his first prosthetic leg. They say he is a hard … Continue reading »

Drew Wattier Attends Benefit Run

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County Sheriff’s Deputy Drew Wattier made his first public appearance since a crash in Mexico critically injured him and his wife, Michelle. For family and friends, although the whole situation has been tough, the community support for Drew and Michelle has been touching. The crowd of four hundred runners didn’t surprise … Continue reading »

Wattier Benefit Run This Weekend

EUGENE, Ore — Last-minute preparations are under way for a race this weekend to benefit Lane County Sheriff’s Deputy Drew Wattier and his wife Michelle. The Wattiers were injured in a hit-and-run while in Mexico. Friends, including those from the LCSO, say runners will want to grab their running shoes and come out Sunday because … Continue reading »

Deputy Drew Wattier Returns Home

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s a homecoming 70 days in the making. Lane County Sheriff’s Deputy Drew Wattier is settling in to a rehab facility in Eugene. KEZI 9 News sat down with Drew’s mom and sister Friday and both of them credit the community and his character for getting Drew back home. “I have seen … Continue reading »

Drew Wattier Back Home in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County deputy nearly killed while on vacation in Mexico is finally back home. Drew Wattier’s family posted a picture of him leaving a Portland hospital for a rehabilitation facility in Eugene Thursday evening. Drew and his wife Michelle were victims of a hit-and-run accident at the end of November. Michelle … Continue reading »

Michelle Wattier Takes First Step

PORTLAND, Ore. — Michelle Wattier took her first step in a Portland rehabilitation facility. Newly released video of Michelle shows her taking that step. The Wattiers were the victims of a hit and run outside their resort in Mexico, at the end of November. Michelle was cleared by the doctor to put weight on her left arm … Continue reading »

Wattiers Visit Each Other in Hospital

PORTLAND, Ore – For the first time in 44 days, Lane County Deputy Drew Wattier and his wife, Michelle, critically injured in Mexico after being struck by a driver in a hit-and-run, were officially reunited. After a mostly peaceful flight to Portland Friday night for Michelle, Saturday the Wattiers were able to revel in a … Continue reading »