Injured Jackson policeman still stable

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JACKSON, Tenn. — Sgt. Mike Thomas is in stable condition Wednesday despite being in the intensive care unit. He underwent surgery Tuesday to repair damage to his face. He is said to be in a lot of pain but in good spirits. “We don’t know the extent of the surgeries, but we do know that there are more to come,” said Derick Tisdale with the Jackson Police Department. Several funds have been set up for those who want to help Sgt. Thomas and his family. We’ve linked to them in the “Seen on 7” section. WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News wanted to know exactly what kind of costs Sergeant Thomas could incur after his on-duty attack. According to the city, Thomas will receive his full salary for up to six months, then will be able to take accrued personal time. Plus, all medical expenses are paid for up to 36 months. If Sergeant Thomas is off the job for a full six months, the city can put him on long-term disability. If that is the case he would receive 60 percent of his salary. As for donations given to the family through the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation, it said the funds can help make up for any lost income from his wife, by helping with things like mortgage payments, utilities and other necessities.

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