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Alexandria Police Officer Peter Laboy Making 'Unbelievable' Strides

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Officer Peter Laboy is recovering at the Washington Hospital Center in D.C. from a gunshot wound to head.
Officer Peter Laboy is recovering at the Washington Hospital Center in D.C. from a gunshot wound to head.

Alexandria Police officer Peter Laboy is continuing to make progress after a gunshot wound to the head.

Officer Laboy's wife Suzanne writes on her blog that her husband's recovery is amazing doctors and nurses. The officer has begun occupational therapy, and Suzanne writes that he spoke for the first time today, responding "good" when she asked how he was doing. According to Suzanne, he's responding to commands and able to understand everything being said.

The 45-year-old officer and father of four was shot by a taxi driver last week while making a routine traffic stop. The chief medical officer at Medstar Washington Hospital Center told WAMU that it's remarkable Laboy is even alive.

While Officer Laboy is making considerable progress, Suzanne writes her children are starting to understand life has changed and she's concerned about them as she tries to prepare them for what she calls a "new normal."


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