Erie County reserve deputy recovering from Bills game injury

Dec 14, 2019

A reserve deputy with the Erie County Sheriff's office is still recovering at Erie County Medical Center after being struck by a Ravens player while working on the sidelines of last week's Bills game.

The deputy has been identified as 46-year-old Jason Macken. According to the Buffalo News, he was struck by Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith immediately following a play.

Macken received surgery from his injuries and was recovering in the hospital, according to the Erie County Sheriff's office.

"Working the sidelines of an NFL game can be rewarding but can be dangerous too," said Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard. "With the speed and size of players, paired with the dozens of game day staff along the sidelines, there are many opportunities for collisions and staff to get injured. Today, we are just concerned about Deputy Macken's health and recovery and I have offered my full support."