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Doctors to use 3D printed parts to repair police officer's skull injury


Paul Beller (San Marcos Police Department Photo)
Paul Beller (San Marcos Police Department Photo)
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SAN MARCOS - An officer will have a part of his skull repaired with 3D printed parts in the next step of his recovery after a vehicle hit him in March.

San Marcos officer Paul Beller was hit by a car on I-35 three months ago when he was trying to remove a traffic hazard from the highway.

Since the incident, Beller has been undergoing intensive surgeries and rehab therapy in Houston.

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SMPD said its officer is now even walking, with a walking boot, speaking and is coherent. The department even said he has begun regaining function of portions on the left side of his body.

Officer Beller is scheduled for at least one more surgery to repair an injury to his skull. SMPD said doctors will use 3D printed parts, which physicians say could help him make better strides in his recovery.

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Beller, his family and the department say they are grateful for those who have donated and supported him. You can still donate to the officer's recovery here.

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