A 30-year-old female Chicago police officer suffered from multiple gunshot wounds after a firefight last Friday. Following the incident, the unidentified officer said she is okay, she would not quit the force and be back.
What Happened During The Incident?
The female police officer was responding to the scene where a shooting had already happened. She saw an injured person in the middle of the road. She then got out of her patrol car to render aid to the injured person, and that was when she was struck multiple times in the legs, according to Police Supt. David Brown, The Washington Examiner reported.
She was taken by another officer to the University of Chicago Medical Center to be treated for her gunshot wounds. She is the 12th Chicago police officer to be injured in gunfire this year.
Two people are now in custody concerning the events that unfolded on Friday. It is unclear if the person she saw on the road died, but police reports say a young man perished from the incident and a teenager was wounded.
Her Message To Her Fellow Officers
After being wounded, the 30-year-old police officer radioed a message to her fellow officers on Saturday. She told them she would be back in action soon, adding, “I just want to thank you to everybody who responded.” She went on to wish everyone to be safe.
An Extraordinary Police Officer
Brown said that after the police officer got wounded, she was even more concerned about the injured person she could not assist. Brown revealed, “One of the things that she conveyed to me is that she didn’t get an opportunity to apply a tourniquet to one of the wounded men out there. It’s just, you know, extraordinary commitment, extraordinary police work. This city should be proud of its police officers.”