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Steen Receives Trooper Of The Year Award



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A state trooper whose life was almost taken after an early morning traffic stop last October is now the recipient of a national award.

 

Trooper Andrew Steen is the American Association of State Troopers, Trooper of the Year.

 

A crystal award presented to Trooper Steen, a reminder of a night that nearly took his life.

 

A suspected drunk driver attempted to elude law enforcement and struck Steen with her car. Steen's ankle was smashed and he suffered brain damage.

 

A brave action that didn't go unnoticed, especially by Keith Barbier, the president of the American Association of State Troopers.   

 

“Putting his life in jeopardy, trying to apprehend and stop a violent offender, his selflessness actions likely prevented someone else from being seriously injured or killed,” said Barbier.

 

Steen accepted his award and a 9 millimeter handgun with his wife, family, and fellow troopers, who continue to help Steen with his recovery and therapy.  

 

“Even though the award is nice, our son's recovery is the biggest award we could ever hope for,” said Dan Steen.

 

Steen's father, still shaken up from seeing his son the night he was hit.

 

“The doctors telling us this is a bad one,” said Dan Steen.

 

But, Andrew Steen is walking and talking, only waiting a doctor’s approval. He looks to return to the job he loves.  

 

“If it could be tomorrow, I would be all for it. But, it's not on my timeline,” said Steen. “There's not the excitement of driving 150 miles an hour and helping people out and going to crashes and all that.”

 

Until then, a couple days of desk work a week keeps him busy.

 

As a trooper who nearly 8 months ago wasn't sure when he would walk again. Trooper Steen's recovery improves.  

 

“I think he's even more intelligent then he used to be,” said Dan Steen.

 

“There's no doubt it exemplifies what troopers do,” said Barbier.

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