(Photo via SSFPD)

Police officer in skateboard attack released from hospital

A South San Francisco Police officer who was seriously injured in November has been released from the hospital, the department says.

Officer Robby Chon, a 12-year veteran of the South San Francisco Police Department (SSFPD), responded to reports of an irate man at the 300 block of Grand Avenue on Thanksgiving Day.

Suspect Alberto Ramos-Coreas, who was allegedly causing the disturbance, fled the scene on his skateboard with Chon in pursuit. Ramos-Coreas stopped and swung his skateboard at the officer, hitting him in the head.

Chon suffered a skull fracture and had to undergo surgery. He was released from the hospital on Dec. 21, and was able to return home. According to SSFPD, he will require intense and continual rehabilitation, but doctors and therapists are optimistic about the outcome.

“He is very happy to make it home for Christmas and the support from the community has helped make it possible,” stated a news release.

SEE RELATED: Suspect in skateboard attack on police officer to get mental health evaluation

Untitled-1

Read more criminal justice news on the Crime Ink page in print. Follow us on Twitter: @sfcrimeinkCrimeofficer robby chonSouth San Francisco Police Departmentssfpd

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

San Francisco mayor calls in 200 law enforcement officers from California to enforce curfew

Mayor London Breed said Sunday morning that she made the request last night as first responders answered calls to dozens of fires and vandalism

Mayor Breed declares curfew after anti-police brutality protest ends in looting, vandalism

Hundreds march through city in largely peaceful day of action marking death of George Floyd

Video surfaces amid George Floyd death fallout showing SF police kneeling on man’s neck

Teen says he struggled to breathe during arrest: ‘I felt like I was going to die’

Trump was dismissive on phone call, George Floyd’s family says

Trump “didn’t give me the opportunity to even speak,”

‘Extremely disturbing’: SF police chief condemns death of George Floyd

Bill Scott joins SFPOA, top cops nationwide in deeming incident a failure of policing

Most Read