Dinh, 28, was severely injured in a head-on collision crash in February.
Fairfax County police responded to a domestic call in Annandale on Feb. 28. The driver of the vehicle, Cicero I. Limberea, 40, drove away when police arrived on scene. Police pursued Limberea in a car chase through Annandale. Dinh was traveling westbound on Little River Turnpike when Limberea, who was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes, struck the police cruiser head-on. Limberea died at the scene. Dinh had to be cut of out the police cruiser to be treated for his injuries following the crash.
“His road to recovery has been long and arduous, but he continues to work very hard,” said Caldwell.
Dinh spent most of March recovering from his injuries, which included several broken bones. Dinh was also in a coma for a few days immediately after the collision.
After Dinh’s stay at a local hospital, his home required certain modifications in order to make room for his new medical needs and supplies. One of those modifications was the addition to the newly-built shed.
Several local businesses donated materials to help build the shed including: RJS construction, Inc., who donated the lumber, roofing and labor as the general contractor; Smoot Lumber Co., who donated the exterior doors; and Midsouth Building Supply, who donated the vinyl siding, trim capping and gutters.
The shed is 12'x17' and 10' high and has electricity, comes with built-in shelves, motion sensors and the exterior matches the main house, said Caldwell.
The construction took approximately two weeks to complete.
Read more about Dinh on Annandale Patch:
- Mason District Station Officer Dinh Talks Recovery, Support at Fundraising Event
- Fundraiser Planned for Injured Mason District Officer Dinh
- Injured Officer Long 'Junior' V. Dinh Remains Hospitalized Two Weeks After Head-on Crash
- Capt. Lee: Injured Mason District Officer 'Has Long Recovery Road Ahead'
- Mason District Station Officer Injured in Collision Remains in Stable Condition