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Buffalo police officer Jonathan Negron released from ECMC after spending 36 days in hospital

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Posted at 1:46 PM, Jul 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-09 15:42:58-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo police officer Jonathan Negron has been released from Erie County Medical Center 36 days after he was sent to the hospital when a pole hit his police vehicle during a pursuit in June.

Negron was knocked unconscious following a pursuit from Buffalo that ended at Harlem Road and Mafalda Drive in Cheektowaga on June 3.

Negron woke up and became conscious on June 13 after spending ten days in the TICU at Erie County Medical Center.

A Rochester teen was arraigned for unlawfully fleeing police and causing the crash.

On behalf of Jonathan Negron and his family I would like to thank Mayor Byron Brown and the command staff of the Buffalo police department for their continuous support of our family, and also all the officers and detectives involved in the incident. The family would also like to thank all the staff at ECMC for the amazing care Jonathan received and the support that they showed us through this difficult time. The past 35 days have been very hard on all of us and we can not express more deeply how grateful we are for the support of all the men and women of the Buffalo police department, the Erie county sheriff's office, and all the local departments. The support of the community has been overwhelming and on behalf of the Negron family, the Taborn family and Jonathan himself we thank each and every one of you very much.
Family of Jonathan Negron