Retired Houston Police Officer Jason Roy was partially paralyzed in 2011 after a high-speed chase with a suspected car thief.
"I was serving and protecting," Roy said. "I was serving the community. I was keeping the street safe."
The six-year HPD veteran put his life on the line but was shocked when he learned he was denied benefits after a state doctor said he was ineligible. That was after a City of Houston attorney asked the doctor to review his initial approval of Roy's benefits.
"You know what I felt like? I felt like everything came crashing down on me," Roy said.
But what a difference a city leader makes. Because of our reports, Mayor Annise Parker resolved the matter, Ray Hunt, with the Houston Police Officers Union, said. Parker has asked that city contracted attorney not to fight Roy's lifetime benefits as a medically-retired officer.
Parker has opened the door for Roy to focus on living his life the best way he can now, Hunt said.
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