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Officer Damien Garcia remains in critical condition at Lee Memorial Hospital

By Staff | Jun 7, 2009

Cape Coral Police Officer Damien Garcia remains in critical condition following a weekend of ups and downs at Lee Memorial Hospital where he is being treated for injuries sustained in a traffic crash.
There were some optimistic signs on Friday afternoon when the motorcycle patrol officer displayed some positive reactions, officials said. However, on Saturday, medical staff became concerned when the pressure in Garcia’s head again increased. The doctors were able to reduce the swelling, and as of Sunday evening, Garcia was holding his own and continuing his fight.
“Officer Garcia’s parents have asked that we express their thanks and appreciation for the outpouring of support from the community,” said Police Chief Rob Petrovich in a prepared statement. “They have been very touched by all the kind words and cards they have received from everyone.”
Garcia remains in ICU at Lee Memorial Hospital, and his status is day-to-day. Cape Coral Police officers will continue their vigil outside his door, officials said.
Cape Coral Police Department officials asked the community keep Officer Garcia and his family in their thoughts and prayers as he continues his fight toward recovery.

Source: Cape Coral Police Department