Chester There's good news to report on the health of Officer Robert Ferrara, who was badly injured in the line of duty on the evening of July 20. Brian Jarvis, chief of the Town of Chester Police Department, said Tuesday that he had just gotten back from the hospital, where he had found a "noticeable improvement" in Ferrara's condition. "To hear Bob talk and to see him smile is truly a Godsend," wrote Jarvis. "Physically, he is badly injured, however, his spirit is growing and he is one tough officer. I think his dedication to the community keeps him going. Each day is a little better than the last and we do have to watch day by day." Ferrara had been medically sedated for more than a week at Westchester Medical Center. He suffered multiple fractures throughout his body, a punctured lung, a ruptured spleen, a lacerated liver, a kidney abrasion, and a laceration to his head. Jarvis said the department has received "a tremendous outpouring of support from the community and from law enforcement agencies throughout eastern New York, which is also very inspirational for us. The department has held together with everyone chipping in to make sure not only the job gets done, but that questions are answered, Bob's condition is known, and he gets visitors."