Independence Police Officer Honored After Long Journey of Healing


INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — After a miraculous eight-month journey, an Independence police officer is finally back in good health.

Officer Thomas Wagstaff was shot in the head last summer during a robbery chase.

After coming close to death, Wagstaff was moved to a grueling physical therapy rehab center.

Last night Wagstaff and his family were honored for their sacrifice.

He was also awarded a Distinguished Service Medal and a Purple Heart.

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