Paralyzed officer gets first look at plans for new home
ROCK HILL (AP) — A suburban St. Louis police officer who was shot and paralyzed seven years ago while responding to a domestic call is getting his first look at plans for a specially designed handicap-accessible home.
KSDK-TV reports that Kirkwood-based Schaub+Srote is designing the house for free for former Rock Hill Police Officer Matt Crosby. His parents say everyday tasks have been a challenge for him and that the new home will offer him freedom.
Architects unveiled the plans Thursday for a fully accessible smart home allowing him easy access to the kitchen, bathrooms and the basement. The house is being paid for entirely through donations. An Ellisville police officer kicked off fundraising efforts earlier this year with a dining out event. Organizers are still looking for more money and building materials.