SEATTLE — The family of a Mount Vernon police officer who was shot in the head last month while responding to a call may be permanently blind as a result of his injuries.
KOMO-TV reports that officer Mike McClaughry’s daughter, April, posted on social media that the family is hoping McClaughry’s brain recovers, but it is likely he will never see again.
The post says some doctors say it won’t be known if McClaughry can see until he is conscious enough to communicate.
McClaughry, who grew up in Everett and graduated from Cascade High School, was responding to a shooting on Dec. 15 when he was shot. After a lengthy standoff at a home, officers arrested Ernesto Lee Rivas, a 44-year-old repeat felon, who has been charged with attempted first-degree murder.