The husband of the injured Wichita Police Department motorcycle officer has identified her as Tricia Tiede.
Brent Tiede says she will still spend the night at Wesley Medical Center, but considering how bad the accident could have been she is lucky.
Even still, this accident wont affect her passion for riding.
“She has put a lot of miles on motorcycles and never had an accident like this before,” says Brent.
Off work Tricia is usually seated on her ‘Victory’ just shooting the breeze.
There may not be anyone tougher on the bike when the rubber meets the road.
“First thing that the officer said was that my wife was okay but she was in an accident.”
Wednesday, while on duty, Tricia had to lay the bike down on East Kellogg.
It’s basically bailing the motorcycle.
“It is really kind of the worst thing you can do,” explains her husband.
Tiede says all things considered she’s lucky.
“She has got some broken ribs. She had dislocated shoulder but no injuries to he brain or spine or anything like that,” says Tiede. “Nothing major.”
But police on scene were initially much more worried, especially the group of motorcycle officers who have only been riding together for two months.
Most of them were trained by Tricia.
“They are all a very tight knit family,” explains Tiede. “Everybody wants to send their prayers and it is very much appreciated.”
An accident like this might shake up a rookie rider, but Tricia, not so much .
Tiede says, “No. She will get right back on it when she heals up and she will be riding again before long.”
She has one more message for drivers before she gets back in the saddle.
“She made a mention of the speeders and how they ought to be happy she is taking a little time off,” explains Tiede.
Police Chief Gordon Ramsay visited Officer Tiede Wednesday evening. He posted on his social media accounts: “We’re grateful for everyone’s prayer’s kind words and are hopeful for a quick recovery”