Eric Ney, Clearcreek Twp. officer shot in 2022, to retire from force today

CLEARCREEK TOWNSHIP — Clearcreek Township police officer injured in the line of duty last year, Eric Ney, will retire from the police force Friday after over a decade of service, according to documents obtained by News Center 7.

“He will always remain a family member of the Clearcreek Township Police Department,” Clearcreek Township Chief John Terrill.

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Clearcreek Township Trustees accepted the recommendation of Ney’s retirement Monday at the board of trustees meeting. The agenda item of the trustee’s meeting read: “Recommendation to accept the service retirement of Police Officer Eric Ney effective April 14, 2023 with profound gratitude for his service to our community and sacrifice in the line of duty.”

“He has been working toward medical retirement due to his injuries, and Eric suffers from some severe injury still and will through the rest of his life,” Terrill told News Center 7.

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A man shot Clearcreek Township Police Officer Eric Ney in July 2022 when officers were investigating a domestic violence call. Ney was flown to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight and was discharged less than two weeks later from a rehab facility.

But around a week later, his wife said Ney developed blood clots in the main arteries going to his lungs. That led doctors to put him back in the hospital. After finding air on his brain, Ney underwent multiple surgeries to patch the hole in his skull.

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At the end of September 2022, Ney was discharged from an inpatient rehab facility near Miami Valley Hospital.

“He’s still very close to my family, but he’s he’s going to have a tough time ahead of him with his injuries he will have for the rest of his life,” Terrill said

Due to the injuries Ney sustained, he was unable to return to active police service and medically retired.

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