Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon's Son Cuts Off Fingers in Saw Accident; Docs Able to Reattach

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Nigel demonstrates table saw techniques that don't usually end well.
Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon's son, police Officer Jeff Gordon, has been on paid administrative leave since January as police officials conduct an internal investigation over allegations of "inappropriate contact."

The Phoenix Police Department won't say much more than that, but apparently Jeff' Gordan has been using his paid time off to install wood floors in his home, and he accidentally lopped off two fingers in a table-saw accident on April 18.


Mayor Gordon told the Arizona Republic that surgeons were able to reattach his son's index and middle fingers on his right hand and were "guardedly optimistic" that he will be able to use them again.

From the Republic:

"The mayor said the best hand surgeons in the state have been working on his son's case and the medical team at St. Joseph's Hospital have been doing an "amazing job" helping Jeff recover. The accident, which happened on the mayor's 60th birthday, could impact Jeff's career in the police department if he can't shoot a gun anymore, but the mayor is optimistic."

"Hopefully with physical therapy, it won't affect his work if he retrains," the mayor said.

Phoenix cops are suspending the internal investigation until Gordon (the cop) recovers.


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Danielle Russell
Danielle Russell

Hello phoenixnewtimes! The county of San Francisco has only one city.. San Francisco. It is a city and a county all in one. That is why it has a sheriff.

Marshazx
Marshazx

Finger amputations are serious injuries therefore while working it is important to take care  because there is a  significant change in the ability to perform activities with your hands but if it happens due to the inappropriate infrastucture at work then one can go ahead for ffinger caught in door compensation after having a word with the professional solicitor.

Nettervilleb
Nettervilleb

why is that demonstration dummy using a table saw for a six inch plank of wood??? unless he i ripping the wood, shouldn't he be using a "chop"/miter saw?

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X Tunnel Rat
X Tunnel Rat

clean cut short haired yuppies do not do well working with manly woodworking machines. this is more proof of that. leave the mans work to real men next time.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

["Phoenix cops are suspending the internal investigation until Gordon (the cop) recovers."]

What? How does a couple chopped fingers have to do with the internal investigation? That really makes NO sense whatever.....

helentroy4
helentroy4

Suspending the investigation until Gordon recovers means that he won't be dropped from his health insurance until he recovers. Then, if the internal investigation results in his being let go, he will have already reaped the benefits of "the best hand doctors in the state."

helentroy4
helentroy4

Guess he still has health insurance while he's on administrative leave. Otherwise he might have had to choose which finger to re-attach.

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