Gary police Sgt. William Fazekas, shot in line of duty, visits station after shoulder surgery – What We Know!

GARY, Ind. (WLS) — The Gary police sergeant who was badly injured after being shot within the line of responsibility visited his station Friday as he recovers from surgical procedure for his accidents.

That is solely the second time Invoice Fazekas has returned to his station since being shot, and he was given letters and presents, some from colleagues and others from strangers.

Two and a half weeks in the past Fazekas was on his strategy to the station when he noticed a driver almost hit a lady.

“She needed to dive to keep away from being hit,” he stated.

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When he tried to tug over the motive force, he got here below fireplace.

“The quantity of fireplace energy that was introduced upon me, it was like I used to be in a struggle,” Sgt. Fazekas stated.

Greater than 40 rounds have been fired, and one shattered his left shoulder. He was shedding a whole lot of blood; whereas Officer Gutierrez engaged the suspect, Officer Briggs made a life-saving tourniquet.

“He turned with the strain and stated, I nonetheless keep in mind the phrases, ‘I’m going to pull you want a pet canine to maintain the strain on you,’ and it labored,” the sergeant recalled. “It’s is emotional, nevertheless it’s getting higher and it’s a fantastic a part of the therapeutic, seeing these guys.”

With 14 screws in his shoulder and bodily remedy forward, he plans to return in 4 to 6 months as his retirement date remains to be three years away.

“One thing or any person is just not going to run me out of this place, I’m occurring my phrases,” Fazekas stated.

The suspect in his taking pictures has been arrested and charged. With 32 years on the job in Gary, Sgt. Fazekas chooses to give attention to the nice in Gary: those that helped with the investigation and those that have wished him nicely.

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