Officer Charles Balon III, 29, was found lying in pain on the fourth floor of the Old Schoolhouse Apartments after a heavy door was slammed on his right leg early Saturday as he was chasing a Bloomsburg University student.
was taken to Bloomsburg Hospital
and fitted with a full leg cast before being sent home.
...Balon was also trained to perform truck inspections, a duty that will continue with retired Officer Ron Jumper.
As several officers chased others, Balon
took off after Quinn and yelled for him to stop several times as the student raced into the apartment building trying to get away, arrest papers say.
...Balon has been a police officer in Bloomsburg since first joining the department on a probationary basis in November 2002.He previously worked as an officer in Locust Township and Benton.
It was the second time he's
been injured in the line of duty while assigned to late-night patrols.In May 2003, Balon was hurt when he crashed a police car into another vehicle at the intersection of Fifth and East streets while responding with an officer in a second police car to a domestic violence call.Balon
suffered injuries to his
right knee, ribs and right thumb in that traffic mishap.The driver of the other car wasn't hurt.
Sokoloski said well-wishers can send cards to Balon
in care of the Bloomsburg Police at 301 E. Second St., Bloomsburg, PA 17815.