Students line streets to welcome home injured Boerne police officer

Ofc Michele Van Stavern is recovering after being hit by alleged drunk driver

Photo Courtesy: Parents/Staff Boerne ISD
Photo Courtesy: Parents/Staff Boerne ISD

BOERNE, Texas – A Boerne police officer who was struck by a suspected drunk driver is out of the hospital and recovering at home.

Students from Boerne Middle School North and Fabra Elementary School lined the streets outside the schools holding signs of support and well-wishes Tuesday as Officer Michele Van Stavern was released from the hospital and driven home to continue her recovery.

Van Stavern, who has worked for the Boerne Police Department for about four years, is also a school resource officer.

Van Stavern was injured Friday night when she was hit by a pickup truck driven by a suspected drunk driver as she directed traffic after a high school football game in the 100 block of N. Esser Road.

Van Stavern suffered a deep laceration to the back of her head, another to her forearm, a broken wrist and some broken ribs, according to Boerne police.

The driver who hit Van Stavern, Andrew Harris, 35, is charged with intoxication assault.

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Photo Courtesy: Parents/Staff Boerne ISD

Welcome Home Officer Van Stavern. We would like to thank BISD, Kendall County Sheriffs Office, Kendall County EMS, Boerne Fire Department, Fair Oaks Ranch PD and Texas State Troopers.

Posted by Boerne Police Department on Tuesday, September 3, 2019

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