Injured police officer gets support so he can walk again

Ministerio de Gobernación, Policía
y Seguridad Pública photo
Álvaro Hernández Marchena is greeted at event Sunday.

Residents of Florida de Nicoya conducted a fund raiser over the weekend for a Fuerza Pública officer who suffered serious internal injuries and who lost a leg in a motorcycle crash.

He is Álvaro Hernández Marchena, who has been on the force 12 years. Last Aug. 13 he was injured on his way home from work. The collision with a car sent him flying 15 meters and tore his motorcycle in two.

Now although he is on the disabled list, he is hoping for a new leg through a program at Hospital Calderón Guardia. Residents gathered to raise money and encourage him over the weekend.

The 54-year-old officer was in charge of preventative programs in the canton of Carrillo.

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