Nightclub security officer in coma after assault www.privateofficer.com
Wittman’s best friend Ken Bond says he’s looking at months to years of rehabilitation.
The 37-year-old is in a medically-induced coma. He suffered severe head injuries after police say Gerardo Martinez punched him and kicked him in the head during a bar fight. Police say it started when Martinez and five other guys jumped another customer. When bartenders and the security team tried to escort them out, that’s when they turned even more aggressive.
“I hope he just realizes how his selfishness affects us, affects the family,” says Wittman’s father-in-law Ed Lindquist.
His family says the hardest part is explaining to his three young children why Dad is not around and won’t be for a while.
“Daddy’s sick, he’s in hospital, he got hurt… you can’t go see him right now, and that’s the toughest thing,” says Lindquist.
Doctors will try to wake Wittman in another week to see if he can breathe on his own.
22-year-old Martinez now facing aggravated assault charges.
To donate: Marisol Federal Credit Union Acct #356040, in the name of Jason Wittman