JACKSON COUNTY, MI – Newly appointed Jackson County Commissioner Jeromy Alexander was seriously injured in a skydiving accident in Florida on Saturday.
Alexander was injured while jumping in Skydive City in Zephyrhills, Florida on Jan. 8, according to Zephyrhills Police.
He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he is now in stable condition, the police said.
Alexander was listed in Critical Condition after the accident but has been stabilized and is on alert and recovering, said James “Steve” Shotwell Jr., chairman of the Jackson County’s Board of Commissioners.
“Things were a little rough in the beginning, but he is much better now while still under treatment,” said Shotwell.
Alexander was selected by commissioners on December 21 to fill the seat in District 7 vacated by Daniel Mahoney, who was elected Mayor of Jackson in November. He was selected from a list of seven people who were interested in the position.
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Alexander, a Republican, previously served in Division 3 on Jackson City Council, where his term ended December 1.
He is also a skydiver and videographer at Skydive Tecumseh at Napoleon Airport, 7859-7899 Napoleon Road.
Shotwell said the family will ask for privacy during Alexander’s recovery, but thank everyone for their prayers and concerns.
A call to a member of Alexander’s family has not yet been answered.
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