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OSP Trooper injured in Christmas Day shooting stands up for the first time

Oregon State Police Trooper Nic Cederberg, who was critically injured in a Christmas day shootout with a homicide suspect, is making progress in his recovery.

According to a GoFundMe page set up by Cederberg's brother, Jeff, he was able to stand for the first time yesterday in his hospital room at OHSU.

"The result of that small victory sapped him of every ounce of energy he had," said Jeff Cederberg in the post. "He chose to fight through excruciating pain just for this small victory."

Cederberg's family members have consistently been keeping the public up-to-date on Cederberg's condition on the GoFundMe page.

Trooper Cederberg was injured Christmas night when law enforcement responded to reports that a man shot and killed his estranged wife outside a King City home.

Troopers quickly spotted the suspect, 30-year-old James Tylka, driving in the area.

Tylka fired at officers, striking Trooper Cederberg, and officers fired back. Tylka was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say Tylka had an 11-month-old daughter with the shooting victim, Kate Armand. The couple was going through a divorce.

Armand’s family-friends have set up a fund to help care for the 11-month-old.

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