GRAND ISLAND — Aurora Police Chief Godfrey Brokenrope remained in critical condition at a Lincoln hospital Friday.
Brokenrope, 50, was flown to Bryan Medical Center West Campus’ trauma center after a motorcycle crash on Interstate 80 near Seward on Thursday, said Deb Collins, Nebraska State Patrol spokeswoman.
The chief had been eastbound on I-80 when he had to swerve to avoid traffic that had slowed due to a crash being worked by the Seward County Sheriff’s Department, she said.
The 2011 Indian motorcycle Brokenrope was riding went into the median and rolled, she said.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash.
Late Thursday night, Brokenrope’s family used his Twitter account to send out a message: “Thanks everyone for all your thoughts and prayers we very much appreciate and need them. Thank you all.”
The Aurora Police Department’s Facebook page had a message of prayer Friday morning.
“The Aurora Police Department, the mayor of Aurora, and the City of Aurora employees send our thoughts and prayers to Chief Brokenrope and his family. Best wishes on a full and speedy recovery.”