A friend from work saw this happen, back in July: A citizen went to help a Gladstone cop in hot pursuit, and ended up with a broken back.
Jesse's a father of three kids, two in Rex Putnam HS and one in View Acres Elementary. There's been some community support, and as a result, his house is getting completely remodeled for power chair access Monday, with on-air broadcasting from one of the seven radio stations in the Entercom corporate Portland cluster.
Here's Jesse's website, with pix.
An mBank account for donations is set up, if you can help.