Fundraiser held for injured Corrales police officer

Updated: 04/12/2014 7:37 PM | Created: 04/12/2014 6:11 PM
By: Jeffery Gordon,

Dozens of people showed up on Saturday morning to support a Corrales police officer who was seriously injured in a crash.

They were walking and raising money for Officer Jeremy Romero.

Romero was seriously injured in a high speed chase in January.

He and his family recently returned from Denver, where they had to relocate for his therapy and rehabilitation.

"Today we're doing a benefit walk for Officer Jeremy Romero,” Family friend Julie Baca said. “We wanted to try to help the family right now in this time of need for them...which has been a difficult life changing for everyone in the family."

Romero tried to stop a driver for a traffic violation, but the driver refused to stop and took Romero on a chase with speeds reaching over 100 miles an hour.

Romero lost control of his vehicle and flipped. 

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