Hello, I am William Bueckers, Master Patrolman with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.  I have been in policing for 18 years. I am married and have two children.  Through the course of my career there was not a shift or a day of the week that I haven’t worked at some point. I always picked up extra shifts for the department and worked several private security part-time jobs.  

When I became a police officer, I was told that I would have a long rewarding career but I would never get rich.  That advice was correct.  But through the years with the loving support from my wife and children, I have been able to provide a comfortable life for our family.

On April 3, 2020, at 7:16 am, I was working for IMPD and had just completed a call for service. I was proceeding through an intersection on a green light. I was hit on the drivers side of my patrol car by an SUV traveling 70 MPH. The driver of the SUV made several bad decisions that day that will affect both of us for the rest of our lives.  The driver did not have auto insurance on the SUV and injected heroin shortly before getting in his vehicle and driving impaired. 

I do not recall much about the accident.  I woke up in the ICU in extreme pain, a breathing tube, and finding I was restrained to the hospital bed.  I was informed that I was involved in an accident and had sustained a broken hip/pelvis, broken seven vertebrae and suffered with a lacerated spleen.  I had undergone surgery to place a pin in my hip from one side to the other. My pelvis was crushed and needed another pin holding my sacrum in place. I was housed in ICU for seven days before being transferred to a rehabilitation hospital for  several days for therapy.

Since the accident, I have been dealing with physical pain and intense emotional challenges. It is difficult to not be able to do things I need to do to take care of my family. Also-the inability to work has created a large amount of financial stress.

My income is down several thousand dollars per month.  The money that I had saved for retirement and a rainy days is being depleted.   It is hard to ask, but I’m swallowing my pride and reaching out for help.  I have up to a year or more of physical therapy and I don’t know when I’ll be able to return to work.  

On top of this, my wife had a major illness a few months prior to my accident. We have been working on restoring her health as well.

Any donations would be greatly appreciated and extending my deepest Thank You for your support.

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