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Injured Clark County deputy released from hospital

By Sarah Wolf, Columbian staff writer
Published: March 4, 2023, 2:44pm

Clark County Deputy Drew Kennison was released from the hospital Thursday, according to the Clark County’s Sheriff Office.

Kennison is now in a rehabilitation facility, which is where he is expected to remain for the next couple of weeks.

The deputy, who had to have part of his leg amputated, was injured Feb. 22 when his SUV was crushed by a snow-laden tree in Skamania County.

The sheriff’s office described Kennison as doing “amazingly well considering everything” and in good spirits.

“His attitude and determination have been inspiring to everyone who has gone to visit him,” said the agency.

The department said Kennison has a lot of work ahead but that he’s up to the task.

The deputy penned a letter thanking those involved with saving his life, including his coworkers, caregivers, wife and the community.

“To all those in the community who reached out, with kind words or acts, to support me and my family, thank you,” Kennison wrote.

“I know there’s no way I can repay those for the ongoing support and the roles so many played in saving my life,” he continued.

“I’m not sure why I’m still alive, but I know there’s a plan for me, and that plan is going to be incredible,” he wrote. “I hope that, although I can’t repay you, I can make all your efforts worth it someday.”

The Deputy Sheriff’s Guild has set up a donation page for Kennison and his family at https://unionly.io/o/ccdsg/donations-for-drew.