Wounded Oregon State trooper stands for first time since shooting
PORTLAND, Ore. —
The Oregon State trooper who was shot and critically injured by a man who killed his wife has stood up for the first time, according to a post on GoFundMe from his brother.
James Tylka shot and killed his estranged wife Kate Armand on Christmas Day, south of Sherwood. Officers from multiple agencies responded to the call and Oregon State trooper Nic Cederberg was able to track down Tylka just after the shooting.
The two got into some kind of confrontation. Tylka shot and critically injured Cederbeg, who was hospitalized at OHSU with life-threatening injuries. Immediately after, Tylka was shot and killed by other officers.
Cederberg, who is married to a Portland Police officer, has a long road to recovery but he overcame a major hurdle this week.
Via a GoFundMe page, Cederberg's brother said he stood up for the first time on Friday.
"The result of that small victory sapped him of every ounce of energy he had. In his own words he was “smoked”. It took him an hour to ever so carefully position himself on the side of the bed just to get ready to stand, something that most of us could do in mere seconds with ease," Jeff Cederberg wrote, adding his brother isn't supposed to start rehab for another couple of weeks.