Hurt hero always thinking of others
A RETIREE stabbed in the head during the Bourke St terror attack says his thoughts are with the other victims and d the police involved as he re- covers in The Alfred hospital.
Rod Patterson (pictured), , who has been in Melbourne e after retiring from his business s in Tasmania, said he was hurt t when he tried to help a victim.
“I went to assist and whilst doing so received a knife wound to my head,” he said. Mr Patterson, 58, was with his wife before the attack. “Whilst Whilst out with my wife Maree enjoying another great d day in Melb bourne, a city th that we love, we were unfortunately c caught up in th the i incident id on Bourke St,” he said. “I am receiving fantastic care at The Alfred. We both appreciate everyone’s support during this difficult time, and our thoughts are also with the other victims, families and police officers involved.”
Rod’s son Todd Patterson, based in Melbourne, said his father was doing fine and was expected to make a full recovery after undergoing surgery late on Friday.
“Dad is fine and will return to full health,” he said. STEPHEN DRILL