Injured Officer Gets Help From Community

September 27, 2013 Updated Jun 6, 2010 at 11:40 PM EDT

By WKBW Admin

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September 27, 2013 Updated Jun 6, 2010 at 11:40 PM EDT


The community showed their support for an injured Buffalo police officer on Sunday. Officer Jim O'Donnell was seriously hurt while chasing a suspect back in November when someone intentionally ran over him with a car. Sunday's benefit raised money to help Officer O'Donnell with his medical bills.

"The community has been amazing. We're so thankful. Western New York, you are awesome," says Lori O'Donnell, the mother of the injured man, "The police department has been great. The support in the hospital was just ... It's overwhelming and we can't thank everyone enough."

Family members tell Eyewitness News that Officer O'Donnell's recovery is going well so far.