Personal car belonging to critically injured officer stolen

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DENVER — A personal car belonging to injured police officer John Adsit was stolen on Saturday, the Denver Police Department said.

Adsit’s silver 2012 Hyundai Sonata was parked at the TownePlace Suites Denver Downtown off Speer Boulevard, police said. The vehicle went missing sometime on Saturday. DPD was investigating.

A prayer vigil for Adsit was held at nearby Denver Health, also on Saturday.

Adsit was one of four officers struck by a Mercedes at East Colfax Avenue and High Street on Dec. 3. He and other officers were monitoring East High School students protesting police-involved deaths of unarmed black men in New York and Ferguson, Mo.

Police say the driver of the Mercedes suffered from a medical condition and did not intend to hit the officers.

Adsit’s been in the hospital, in and out of surgeries ever since the incident.

“John remains in critical condition at this time, having undergone 8 surgeries, repairing crushed ribs, punctured lung, severed arteries, multiple broken bones, skin and organ loss, pneumonia, fever and infection,” his family said in a statement released Saturday. “His fight to live has been unbelievable and we want you to know that your prayers have made a difference!”

A GoFundMe page has been set up for John Adsit’s family.

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