Louisville Metro police officer Nickolas Wilt has been released from the Frazier Rehabilitation Institute after 109 days of medical care. Wilt was critically injured in the Old National Bank mass shooting on April 10. He was shot in the head while responding to the shooting that resulted in the deaths of five people. Wilt underwent multiple surgeries and procedures at University of Louisville Hospital and Jewish Hospital before being transferred to Frazier Rehabilitation Institute for neuro and physical rehabilitation. Governor Andy Beshear shared a photo with Wilt, calling him a hero. Wilt was honored as he left the rehab facility and community members gathered to greet him in Oldham County. shooting/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>https://www.wmbfnews.com reported
Louisville Metro Police Officer Nickolas Wilt Released from Rehabilitation after Surviving Mass shooting
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – After spending 109 days at the Frazier Rehabilitation Institute, Louisville Metro police officer Nickolas Wilt has finally been discharged and is heading home. Wilt was admitted to the hospital immediately following the Old National Bank mass shooting on April 10, where he sustained critical injuries after being shot in the head while responding to the incident. Tragically, this shooting claimed the lives of five individuals: Tommy Elliott, Jim Tutt, Josh Barrick, Juliana Farmer, and Deana Eckert.
For almost a month, Wilt remained in critical condition at the University of Louisville Hospital and Jewish Hospital, undergoing multiple surgeries and various procedures. On May 10, Wilt’s condition improved, and he was relocated to the Frazier Rehabilitation Institute to begin his neuro and physical rehabilitation.
Over the past three and a half months, Wilt’s journey to recovery has astounded both doctors and his family. On the day of his release, Governor Andy Beshear shared a photo with Wilt, expressing his gratitude for the officer’s heroic actions and requesting continued prayers for his well-being.
Upon leaving the rehabilitation facility, Wilt was accompanied by his family and fellow officers, who honored him for his bravery. His journey home included a drive to Southeast Christian Church on Blankenbaker Parkway, where well-wishers lined up to show their support. Additionally, community members in Oldham County gathered along Highway 53 in La Grange to greet Wilt.
The Louisville Metro Police Department took to social media to commend Wilt’s resilience, strength, and courage, describing him as a hero who responded to an active shooter incident just ten days into his job. They also introduced the hashtag #WiltsWarriors to showcase their appreciation for his actions.
To assist with Wilt’s medical expenses, the Louisville Metro Police Foundation has established a donation site. Individuals who wish to contribute can visit the donation page by clicking here.