After several surgeries and intensive rehabilitation therapy, a New Britain police officer who was dragged while chasing a suspected car thief in New Britain is going home.
On Sunday, Jan. 19, New Britain Police Officer Brett Morgan was dispatched to North and Willow streets to investigate. He was struck by the car and dragged 100 feet on the pavement, according to police.
Jaheem Snype, 19, was arrested and charged with assault on a public safety officer, first-degree assault and attempt to commit murder. He is being held in custody and is due in court on Feb. 26.
Morgan spent more than two weeks in an area rehabilitation hospital.
Police said Officer Morgan will continue his therapy and rehabilitation as an outpatient as he continues to heal and recover from his injuries.
"All of us at the New Britain Police Department are so very pleased with Officer Morgan’s progress and the fact that he is able to sleep in his own home tonight," a statement from New Britain police said.
Several fundraisers have been set up to help Morgan and his family deal with the medical expenses.
How to Help:
Bolo Bakery & Café in Plainville will host a fundraiser on Feb. 23, from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Bolo Bakery & Café, at 33 Whiting St. in Plainville, will donate 25 percent of all sales to Officer Morgan’s Benefit Fund at the New Britain Police Department. Donations will also be accepted.
The New Britain Police Department and New Britain Police Union have set up the Brett Morgan Benefit Fund at TD Bank.
To donate to the fund, go to any TD Bank branch and ask to make a contribution to the Brett Morgan Benefit Fund c/o Robert Martin New Britain Police Department.
You can also donate by mailing checks to the New Britain Police Department, Brett Morgan Benefit Fund, 10 Chestnut Street, New Britain CT, 06051. Checks should be made payable to the “Brett Morgan Benefit Fund.”