Paralyzed officer gets first look at plans for new home

10 months 2 weeks 4 days ago Friday, September 01 2017 Sep 1, 2017 Friday, September 01, 2017 8:54:00 AM CDT September 01, 2017 in News
Source: AP
By: The Associated Press
Officer Matt Crosby's new home. Courtesy KSDK

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.

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