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Chief Krumnow released from hospital and headed home

Chief Danny Krumnow
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Posted at 5:45 PM, Oct 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-06 22:48:18-05

RIESEL, TX — (UPDATE: November 6, 2019, 9:48 p.m.) Chief Danny Krumnow was finally released from rehab at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center on Wednesday!

(UPDATE: October 29, 2019, 6:44 p.m.) Chief Danny Krumnow has been transferred to a rehab facility closer to home. But before he left, he surrounded and applauded by his brothers and sisters in blue.

The police chief is in great spirits and ready to come home, according to an update by the Riesel Police Department.

The department also extended their thanks to those who have continued praying for the Krumnow and Jones families.

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(UPDATE: October 28, 2019, 5:26 p.m.) Chief Danny Krumnow's health has continued in the right direction, according to the Riesel Police Department.

In an update, the department said the chief has been moved to a regular recovery room and is accepting visitors.

The department says it is in the works to have Chief Krumnow transferred to a rehab closer to home.

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(UPDATE: October 21, 2019; 5:11 p.m.) Chief Krumnow is completely off the breathing machine, according to the Riesel Police Department.

In an update, the department said the chief "has made great progress in the last 12 hours," and is "trying to walk out of here."

Full update:

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The Riesel Police Department provided an update on the condition of Police Chief Krumnow, saying "this will be an uphill battle which he will prevail."

Police Chief Krumnow was injured in the crash on Highway 6 that killed Falls County Deputy Matt Jones and left Krumnow in critical condition.

On Saturday, Oct. 19, the department said the Chief was brought out of sedation and able to follow a few commands from the doctor. They also said Krumnow's breathing has continued in the "direction we are wanting."

Riesel Police Department, Sgt. Dieterich:

This morning Chief’s breathing has continued in the direction we are wanting. He went for another CT scan this morning and now Surgeons are going to hold off on the surgery to stabilize his ribs. They believe the rib fractures are aligning themselves into place and may not need surgery to stabilize them. This morning he was slightly brought out of sedation and was able to follow a few commands from the doctor.

We thank everyone who has expressed their thoughts and prayers for Chief and all who have been effected. This will be an uphill battle which he will prevail.

The crash occurred while they were helping another driver near the Falls County line near County Road 109. A Mazda hydroplaned and hit the two.

Chief Krumnow was taken by medical helicopter to Baylor Scott and White in Waco for initial treatment. He was then transported to Baylor Scott and White in Temple, where he was taken into surgery to remove his spleen.

On Thursday, Oct. 17, Riesel police gave the following update on Chief Krumnow's recovery efforts:

"He is currently listed in critical condition and is in a ICU room. Chief has had a few set backs over the last couple days. He’s had fever and a couple infections. His breathing has not been able to get the way surgeons want it in order to perform surgery on his rib fractures. Currently he has no fever and we have strong hope that they will be able to have surgery this afternoon to stabilize the ribs. That will not be decided until around 12:00. He is still sedated and on a ventilator. Doctors are not too concerned about his dislocated knee, tib and fib fracture at this time.

His family is with him and we thank everyone who has expressed their thoughts and prayers for Him and all who have been effected."

A GoFundMe page has been made for Chief Krumnow. If you would like to donate, click here .

If you are wanting to contribute to the Line of Duty Death for Falls County Deputy Matt Jones, or to Chief Krumnow of Riesel, you can go to the 100 Club Heart of Texas.