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Shot Texas Cop Never Gave Up Hope

February 08, 2013  | 

Photo courtesy of Fort Worth PD.
Photo courtesy of Fort Worth PD.

He arrived at the hospital Jan. 29 with three gunshot wounds and some questioning whether he'd live.

But on Thursday afternoon, more than a week after being shot at a Haltom City auto shop, Fort Worth Police officer Johnny Bell left the hospital—his body still somewhat broken but his positive attitude intact.

Outside, the Fort Worth police honor guard and his fellow motorcycle officers stood at attention and saluted a surprised Bell as he was wheeled toward a waiting car.

Applause broke out among other patients, hospital employees, and visitors who had stopped to watch.

Read the full Fort Worth Star-Telegram story.

Comments (8)

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Joshua @ 2/8/2013 8:28 PM

That is what it the brotherhood is all about, I wish officer bell the best of luck and hope that all is well.

George @ 2/9/2013 5:24 AM

God speed brother, keep fighting and don't let them get you down.

Chris @ 2/10/2013 4:31 PM

Way to fight like a warrior! Stay strong brother.

Cpl.Garcia @ 2/11/2013 7:05 PM

Great to hear you are making a speedy recovery Officer Bell. Prayers from my Family to yours.

Tom Conlin @ 2/11/2013 9:25 PM

Officer Bell, I hope to see you back in the saddle soon as you're ready to mount up! There are more people pulling for you than you will ever know. God bless you and your loved ones, and all your brothers and sisters at FWPD, Johnny!

Ric Walters @ 2/12/2013 4:39 AM

What a great send-off. Keep fighting, Officer Bell, and thanks to all the folks - police and civilian - who honored him!

Rob @ 2/12/2013 4:45 AM

God bless you brother. May you recover swiftly.

Todd @ 2/12/2013 4:48 AM

Great job Officer Bell! You took a bank robbing drug dealer off the streets for good.

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