BELCHERTOWN, Mass. (WWLP) – On Saturday, Trooper Matthew McRae left Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown to go home.
McRae is shown in a picture from the State Police Association of Massachusetts walking out of the hospital with a cane and his fellow troopers, waving at everyone outside.
On August 25th, McRae was a passenger of a ride-share vehicle in Salt Lake City when it was involved in a serious crash. An investigation revealed a vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed when it crashed into his ride-share vehicle. Salt Lake City Police say alcohol and speed were a factor in the crash.
“The Association is thankful to witness yet another significant milestone in Trooper McRae’s recovery. As he recovers, we can only hope for a return to full duty,” said the State Police Association of Massachusetts.
Massachusetts lawmakers recently introduced a bill, called “An Act Establishing a Sick Leave Bank for Matthew McRae,” that would ensure Trooper McRae receives the healthcare and benefits he needs for his recovery. Governor Maura Healey has signed the bill into law.
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