OMAHA, Nebraska — Police Chief Todd Schmaderer’s brother was seriously injured late Wednesday while police were checking the South Omaha post office for a possible intruder.
Police said officers reported to the post office at 4730 S. 24th St. around 11:55 p.m. after an intrusion alarm sounded.
Police said officers found evidence of a burglary and began clearing the facility.
Later, Officer Brian Schmaderer fell 10 feet while he was clearing a catwalk, police said. he was unconscious when officers found him, police said.
He was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center in serious condition, according to rescue squad personnel at the scene.
Brian Schmaderer was alert while he was taken to the hospital, police said.
There were no arrests.