Washington: The brave Brooklyn-born cop, who was shot nine times during the Wisconsin temple massacre, is making an amazing recovery.
According to the New York Daily News, Lt Brian Murphy is not just talking, but has also started walking.
Word of Murphy’s stunning progress came after the FBI revealed that the ‘neo-Nazi’, who wounded the hero cop after shooting six Sikhs at the shrine, had actually killed himself after being injured by cops.
Murphy said his first word on Tuesday and started walking on Wednesday, despite having a bullet still stuck in his neck. “He is doing just amazingly well and hopes to one day be back on the beat”, a fellow Oak Creek, Wisconsin, police officer, who visited him at the hospital in Milwaukee, said.
Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards said that Murphy’s remarkable recovery was “really good news”. “Yesterday he was up walking,” he said. “Fantastic news.”
Though badly injured, the death-defying cop ordered officers to ignore him and instead race inside the sanctuary to save the Sikhs trapped inside.
First Published: Thursday, August 09, 2012, 13:08