BRG | Feb 1, 2024 | 0
Blood drive being held in honor of Washington County Deputy Mike Trotter, injured in accident with Southridge High student
There’s a new opportunity to show support for a Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was critically hurt in a crash at the end of April. Trotter’s patrol vehicle was hit by another car after that driver ran a red light. The crash happened at the intersection of SW Tualatin Valley Highway and SW Murray Boulevard.
The driver of the car has been identified as 18-year-old Xavier Rodriguez and he faces multiple charges including manslaughter in the first and second degree, reckless driving, assault and DUII.
Police said there were five students in total in the car, all Southridge High School students. Two of them died at the scene.
Deputy Mike Trotter suffered life-threatening injuries April 27. Medical staff used 90 units of blood to revive him.
Trotter has been released from the hospital and is still recovering, but he and his family are working to give back. They have organized a blood drive with Bloodworks Northwest.
To participate, schedule a donation through Bloodworks Northwest. Then on the day of your donation, mention Deputy Trotter’s name or share the donor code 54-53.
The sheriff’s office hopes to collect 500 units of blood by Labor Day.
To schedule a donation, visit https://schedule.bloodworksnw.org/DonorPortal/Default.aspx. For more local news, visit www.kptv.com.