“While there, an ATV drove past at a high rate of speed,” Sgt. John Chafee previously said. “A short time later, the ATV approached the intersection again at a high rate of speed and struck the officer.”
Avery Goggans, accused of striking an Atlanta officer, was being held without bond late Friday at the Fulton County jail. (Photo: Fulton Sheriff's Office)
At Grady, Brewer underwent emergency surgery after sustaining significant injuries to both legs, Chafee said. An 18-year veteran of APD, Brewer is a married father of four and a grandfather, according to a Go Fund Me page created to assist his family.
Lt. Michael Smith posted online that he created the fundraiser because it’s unknown how long Brewer may be out of work. By late Friday, more than $168,000 had been raised.
Brewer has been appreciative of all the support during his recovery, Smith said. On Friday, the Atlanta City Council sent balloons to Brewer’s room at Grady.
The crash that injured the officer remains under investigation.