COATESVILLE (CBS) — The father of the man accused of intentionally throwing a rock at a Coatesville police officer penned an apology to the department.

The confrontation, caught on dash cam, happened back on July 18 when 29-year-old Eric Watson threw a large rock at the windshield of Officer Jared Davis’ patrol car on the 500 block of East Lincoln Highway.

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According to officials, Watson resisted arrest until back-up arrived, taking him to the ground. Authorities say one of the officers suffered a broken sternum during the altercation.

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The suspect’s father, Eric Watson Senior wrote a letter, apologizing to both Det. Joseph Thompson who he identified as the injured officer, as well as Officer Davis.

“In admiration, I want to commend the action taken by officer Jared Davis by displaying professionalism beyond the norm in a time when madness seem to be the order of the day and the lives of officers in value are in danger. Even during the injuring of an officer the right of Eric was not breached.”

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The Coatesville Police Department shared the message on their Facebook page saying they hope that all involved parties see this as an opportunity to move forward in a positive direction.