Fairfax Co. Officer Injured in February Chase Returns Home

Fundraiser planned for Sunday afternoon

Sunday, Apr 28, 2013  |  Updated 7:33 PM EDT
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An officer involved in a head-on crash defies expectations. Derrick Ward talked to him about his amazing recovery.

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An officer involved in a head-on crash defies expectations. Derrick Ward talked to him about his amazing recovery.

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A Fairfax County Police officer badly hurt in the line of duty is out of rehab and back at home, but police said Officer Long Dinh’s recovery is going to be long and challenging.

In February, a chase suspect slammed head-on into his cruiser on Little River Turnpike.

Two fundraisers for Officer Dinh were held Sunday. The first took place at noon at the Hard Times Cafe location on Chain Bridge Road in Fairfax City. The restaurant hosted a silent auction that included a Redskins helmet signed by Robert Griffin III, Capitals and Nationals tickets, and restaurant gift certificates.

Then at 5 p.m., a charity hockey game was scheduled pitting Fairfax County Police against their counterparts from D.C. at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington.

All money raised from the two events will go to Dinh's recovery.

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