Mike Bruno's Nothshore Harley-Davidson
On the night of June 4, 2019 my life changed. While heading to visit my mom, a large piece of debris was in the road I was traveling on. Before I could do anything, it was too late. I crashed into the debris on my motorcycle causing me to catapult into the air and slam into the concrete fracturing my pelvis (front and back), and 6 lumbar vertebrae. I was covered in road rash. I remember flipping and rolling for several hundred feet. After regaining conciousness I thought surely I was dead, but GOD had a different plan.
After being out of work for nearly three months I was told by my insurance company my injury claim was denied because the policy was only two months old. As of August 16, 2019, all of my vacation and sick leave accrued over the years will be completely exhausted. I will no longer receive a paycheck from work until I am able to return. Realistically I can't say when I will be physically able to do so.
Life was good. I was recently promoted to Lieutenant at the Mandeville Police Department after 11 years of service. Surprisingly, I have become the inspiration to young
officers on the job who were in need of mentorship. It seems like just yesterday when I was also in need of mentorship. How time flies when you love what you do. All of my affairs were in
order insurance wise, or so I thought, to ensure my family would be ok should anything ever happen to me.
Through it all my family and I have continued to give praise for all the things we have to be thankful for. I am still alive and here with them. These troubled days shall pass. We are also thankful for all of the blessings we have received and all of the prayers as well. The journey is not over for us. The road to recovery is still long. Quitting is not an option for me and my family. We will fight the fight until the end.
Address:Lt. Otto DeJean
C/O Mandeville Police Dept.
1870 US Hwy 190