Sidney woman thanks cop for saving her life


Dayton Police Officer Gary Roesser, left to right, shares a smile with Rachelle Cooper, of Sidney, after she presented him with a specially carved wooden cross in thanks for saving her life after a car accident. With them is Cooper’s mom Lori Cooper, of Sidney. The presentation was done during a benefit dinner and raffle at the Houston Community Center to help Cooper. On Saturday, April 29 Cooper was headed down I-75 with her boy friend to a car show. Another couple going with them in a separate car was driving behind them. Cooper watched them hydroplane into a guardrail. Cooper went to look after her friend in the car. When Cooper was consoling her friend another car hydroplaned into the crashed car causing the car door to almost completely amputate Cooper’s left leg and crushing her right one. Roesser was first on the scene and applied a tourniquet to Cooper’s left leg which stopped the massive blood loss that would have cost Cooper her life if not stopped. Doctors tried to save Cooper’s right leg but it eventually had to be amputated as well. Karoc Marathon & Corner Deli supplied the spaghetti for the dinner with help from other businesses. The wooden cross was carved and donated by Pat Timmerman.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Dayton Police Officer Gary Roesser, left to right, shares a smile with Rachelle Cooper, of Sidney, after she presented him with a specially carved wooden cross in thanks for saving her life after a car accident. With them is Cooper’s mom Lori Cooper, of Sidney. The presentation was done during a benefit dinner and raffle at the Houston Community Center to help Cooper. On Saturday, April 29 Cooper was headed down I-75 with her boy friend to a car show. Another couple going with them in a separate car was driving behind them. Cooper watched them hydroplane into a guardrail. Cooper went to look after her friend in the car. When Cooper was consoling her friend another car hydroplaned into the crashed car causing the car door to almost completely amputate Cooper’s left leg and crushing her right one. Roesser was first on the scene and applied a tourniquet to Cooper’s left leg which stopped the massive blood loss that would have cost Cooper her life if not stopped. Doctors tried to save Cooper’s right leg but it eventually had to be amputated as well. Karoc Marathon & Corner Deli supplied the spaghetti for the dinner with help from other businesses. The wooden cross was carved and donated by Pat Timmerman.

Dayton Police Officer Gary Roesser, left to right, shares a smile with Rachelle Cooper, of Sidney, after she presented him with a specially carved wooden cross in thanks for saving her life after a car accident. With them is Cooper’s mom Lori Cooper, of Sidney. The presentation was done during a benefit dinner and raffle at the Houston Community Center to help Cooper. On Saturday, April 29 Cooper was headed down I-75 with her boy friend to a car show. Another couple going with them in a separate car was driving behind them. Cooper watched them hydroplane into a guardrail. Cooper went to look after her friend in the car. When Cooper was consoling her friend another car hydroplaned into the crashed car causing the car door to almost completely amputate Cooper’s left leg and crushing her right one. Roesser was first on the scene and applied a tourniquet to Cooper’s left leg which stopped the massive blood loss that would have cost Cooper her life if not stopped. Doctors tried to save Cooper’s right leg but it eventually had to be amputated as well. Karoc Marathon & Corner Deli supplied the spaghetti for the dinner with help from other businesses. The wooden cross was carved and donated by Pat Timmerman.
http://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/07/web1_SDN071917HeroCop.jpgDayton Police Officer Gary Roesser, left to right, shares a smile with Rachelle Cooper, of Sidney, after she presented him with a specially carved wooden cross in thanks for saving her life after a car accident. With them is Cooper’s mom Lori Cooper, of Sidney. The presentation was done during a benefit dinner and raffle at the Houston Community Center to help Cooper. On Saturday, April 29 Cooper was headed down I-75 with her boy friend to a car show. Another couple going with them in a separate car was driving behind them. Cooper watched them hydroplane into a guardrail. Cooper went to look after her friend in the car. When Cooper was consoling her friend another car hydroplaned into the crashed car causing the car door to almost completely amputate Cooper’s left leg and crushing her right one. Roesser was first on the scene and applied a tourniquet to Cooper’s left leg which stopped the massive blood loss that would have cost Cooper her life if not stopped. Doctors tried to save Cooper’s right leg but it eventually had to be amputated as well. Karoc Marathon & Corner Deli supplied the spaghetti for the dinner with help from other businesses. The wooden cross was carved and donated by Pat Timmerman. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News