A Colorado Springs police officer who was shot within the head throughout a confrontation with an armed suspect was moved to his subsequent stage of rehabilitation at a Denver hospital on Tuesday.
Tons of of supporters of Cem Duzel, together with cops, hospital employees and group members, got here to have fun Duzel’s transfer.
“To observe him and his household and his shut buddies see the division and the hospital and the group come collectively — it’s indescribable,” mentioned Lt. Howard Black, spokesman for the Colorado Springs Police Division. “We’re so fortunate to work and reside in a metropolis like this.”
Duzel was shot on Aug. 2 after responding to a report of photographs fired. Karrar Noaman Al Khammasi, 31, is the suspect within the taking pictures and has been charged with tried first-degree homicide within the case. The suspect stays jailed, with a $1 million bail set.
Duzel is in secure situation, Black mentioned.
As Duzel was being transported north to Denver, officers from different departments lined Interstate 25.
Officers from Parker and Lone Tree PD lining I25 ready for Colorado Springs Officer Duzel solidarity and power as he passes by. pic.twitter.com/Y1uikikEw5
— Parker Police Dept. (@ParkerPolice) August 28, 2018
Parker and Lone Tree cops had been parked alongside the freeway, displaying “solidarity and power as he passes by,” based on a tweet from Parker Police Division.
Black mentioned the division is getting kilos of letters every week supporting Duzel, and that the officer’s household is taking the time to learn each card despatched their means.