SHIP BOTTOM – After months of recovery, a retired LBI police officer will finally go home from the hospital.
Back in October of 2019, retired officer Scott Barr was on the Garden State Parkway when he pulled over to assist someone who was in a crash. While trying to help, an oncoming vehicle hit him. He was sent to the Critical Care Unit in the Atlantic City Regional Trauma Center and had to undergo numerous procedures and surgeries.
Scott Barr served the Ship Bottom Police Department for 25 years and was heavily involved in the local community.
Barr used his personal boat when the ocean was flooding the streets of Ship Bottom during Superstorm Sandy. He rescued a woman trapped in her vehicle, pulled her out of her car and took her to the hospital.
After spending 139 days in hospitals and rehabilitation centers, Barr was greeted with a warm welcome when he returned home. He was fitted for and received his first prosthetic leg and was able to stand, balance and take some steps.
Not only was there a GoFundMe page set up for Barr, but the State Police hockey team will be holding a fundraiser. The New Jersey Police Benevolent Association Hockey Team will be playing against the Atlantic City Guns n’ Hoses. The event will take place on March 4 beginning at 2 p.m. at the Flyers Skate Zone, 501 North Albany Ave., Atlantic City.