Wounded PO Heads Home
A peaceful recovery Del:
- In the hours after a bullet pierced Chicago police Officer Del Pearson's chest, tore into an artery and lodged near his spine, there were moments when his colleagues thought he would die.
By the time the father of two had arrived at the hospital March 19, he had lost a large amount of blood as his tactical team partners rushed him by car from the South Side neighborhood where he had been shot. He spent much of the night in surgery.
But Tuesday, little more than a week after the shooting, Pearson, 47, left Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in a wheelchair pushed by his wife, Christine, and brother-in-law Mark Reno. Clad in a black baseball cap and blue jacket with his left arm in a sling, Pearson was joined by officers who had gathered at the hospital to celebrate his release.
Good luck. See you after NATO.