SPRINGFIELD, Mo.- Springfield Police Officer Mark Priebe is showing signs of improvement while in rehabilitation and treatment in Colorado.
A Facebook post by his wife, Heather Priebe, shows the injured officer walking with a robotic device called an Esko. The device helps Mark stand and walk. Heather says he would move his hips in a lateral direction, stimulating his knee’s movement.
“From the side, he looked like a Ghostbuster,” she adds.
Heather says Mark is still paralyzed and cannot move on his own; the Esko device only can be used in a clinical setting.
Officer Priebe suffered multiple rib fractures and a spinal cord injury after Jon Routh hit him with his vehicle outside police headquarters on June 9th.