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Surgery “Went Well,” Palmer Expected Home Soon

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 at 11:58 am

DwainePalmerDwaine Palmer is out of surgery and doing well says his wife Barbara.  Palmer was viciously beaten Sunday morning in Hinckley while taking his dog for a walk.  The attackers broke Palmer’s nose, jaw, and both eye sockets.

Barbara Palmer says doctors believe her husband’s recovery will be a speedy one.

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Palmer,64, went for a walk with his dog Sunday around 6:30 a.m. when a car pulled up and a group of  men asked him for a cigarette.  Palmer told the men he does not smoke and the car drove away.  Barbara Palmer said the car then pull around the back of a building, the men came  across the street, and began beating her husband, including kicking him in the head.

The swelling has caused several complications, said Barbara Palmer.  She said doctors are having trouble getting the breathing tube out because of the swelling in his throat.  Doctors told Palmer this is not uncommon.

Dwaine Palmer has worked as a driving instructor in Hinckley for 42-years, and his wife says the injuries will keep him away from the job he loves for awhile.

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No arrests have been made in the attack, but Palmer says the Pine County Sheriff’s office is working hard following several leads and says she is pleased with the work they department is doing to find the people who beat her husband.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Pine County Sheriff’s Office at 320-629-8380.

1 Comment

  1. Keegan Mann 01/20/10 at 9:24pm

    It was sad Dwaine got beaten up. Mr Palmer’s a good Driving Instructor. I am Keegan and I will be Tought driving by him when I am behind the Wheel. I hope I will see him here soon.

    Keegan

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