Police Officer Wounded In Stand-off Gets Salute From Madison PD, FD, And EMS On His Way Home

After being admitted to Yale-New Haven Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds, Officer Jonathan Ley is well enough to continue his recovery at home. Madison police officer, fire fighters, and ambulance crews salute him en route.


Norwich Police Officer Jonathan Ley, wounded during a standoff with an armed man who later shot and killed himself, was admitted to Yale-New Haven Hospital for treatment of his injuries last week.

Wednesday, Ley's condition was upgraded to fair and he was deemed well enough to continue his recovery at home.

While on his way home, he was saluted by Madison police officers, fire fighters and ambulance crews members who gathered on the median on I-95 as Ley passed through.

"Officer Ley came down I95 [around 11:15 a.m.]," said Madison Police Officer Joseph Race, department spokesman. "Members of the Madison Police Department, Madison Ambulance Association and Madison Hose, (with multiple police cruisers, fire trucks and ambulance vehicles),  stood at attention to honor Officer Ley as the procession of police cruisers proceeded to Norwich."

Ley was shot multiple times while responding to a call about a despondent man on Cedar Street in Norwich. The suspect, Jason Razzino, later killed himself.

An article in The Hartford Courant says Ley, a 38-year-old father of a two-year-old, is a well-respected member of the Norwich Police Department.

 ... hired by the department in 1998, [Ley] is well respected by his peers and has of late become the face of the department for candidates and new recruits. For the past two years, he has worked as a background investigator with the department's recruitment, selections and training division, attending numerous job fairs in the department's ongoing recruitment effort. Ley has served in numerous department capacities, including boat captain and trainer, and mountain bike instructor, and is a certified police instructor who has been involved in regional training in areas of police batons, pepper spray, handcuffing, and arrest and control.

You can read the full story in The Hartford Courant.

eileen banisch January 11, 2013 at 01:09 AM
What a nice tribute!
Ed O'Malley January 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM
This is a wonderful story!
Big Daddy January 11, 2013 at 02:50 PM
I was driving south on 95 when the motorcade passed me going north. There must have been fifty vehicles, all with lights flashing, driving in a row. What a great tribute to a true hero.
Mark Jones January 23, 2013 at 12:43 AM
Why does the article say Madison cops went out of town to I-91? Figures that they must have got lost? (While on his way home, he was saluted by Madison police officers, fire fighters and ambulance crews members who gathered on the median on I-91 as Ley passed through)
Pem McNerney January 23, 2013 at 01:59 AM
No ... My mistake. I'll fix it. Thx.


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