Buffalo Police Officer Jonathan Negron, who was severely injured a week and a half ago, is now awake and alert.

Sources told WIVB that Officer Negron is alert, breathing on his own and able to talk with a low voice. He had been in a medically induced coma since June 3.

That’s when a car he was chasing hit a light pole, which fell on his patrol car, knocking him out and causing severe head trauma.

The Buffalo Police Benevolent Association shared an update from Negron’s family that he’s moving his hands and feet and “even cracking a couple of jokes.” They add, he knows who his family is and has stable blood pressure.