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.