Eagan officer hurt in I-35E crash released from hospital

The Eagan police officer who was hurt when his squad car was hit by a semi-truck last month is now recovering at home.

The Eagan Police Department announced that Kade Eggum was released from the hospital on Sunday.

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“Officer Eggum’s family continues to express their appreciation for all the support during these difficult times but ask for their privacy as Kade works to make a full recovery,” the department said in a social media post.

Eggum has been with the department for just over a year, authorities say.

He was hit while responding to a report of an unconscious person. As he merged into the northbound lanes of Interstate 35E from Pilot Knob Road shortly after 5 a.m. on March 14, he collided with a northbound semi-truck, sending his squad into the center median.

No other injuries were reported.