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Houston officer injured in helicopter crash now serious

Posted at 3:41 PM, May 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-04 02:08:40-04

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston police officer injured in a police helicopter crash that killed another officer is now in serious condition.

Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center spokesperson Natasha Barrett said 35-year-old Chase Cormier was upgraded from critical condition Sunday following surgery after the early Saturday morning crash.

Police say 35-year-old Officer Jason Knox, the son of Houston City Council Member Mike Knox, died of injuries suffered in the crash.

The helicopter was part of a search for bodies in a nearby bayou, which was prompted by a tip that Police Chief Art Acevedo has said was “probably a bogus call — we don’t know.”