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Video: Albuquerque Officer Shot in Face Wednesday at Traffic Stop was Former Officer of the Year

October 23, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Albuquerque Officer Shot in Face Wednesday at Traffic Stop was Former Officer of the Year

The Albuquerque Police Officers Association has identified the officer who was shot and seriously wounded Wednesday night during a traffic stop.

Officer Daniel Webster was shot several times, including in the face near his chin, while attempting to arrest 34-year-old Davon Lymon, according to information from a federal criminal complaint. 

He has worked for the department for nearly nine years.

Webster was named 2013 APD Officer of the Year. He also served as a paratrooper for 20 years in the U.S. Army before retiring, and has served with APD since July 2006.

He was honored in September 2013 for giving CPR to a baby who was not breathing. His actions saved the baby's life, KOB TV reports.

Webster's wife is a Bernalillo County sheriff's deputy. The couple has children.

Webster remains in critical, but stable, condition at UNM Hospital. He underwent two surgeries overnight and is expected to undergo several more.

Comments (8)

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Victory Police motorcycle @ 10/24/2015 7:35 AM

Officer Webster our prayers are with you and your family may you have a speedy and full recovery.

Colin moultis @ 10/24/2015 8:10 AM

Get well soon brother, we will pray for a complete recovery

Brian @ 10/24/2015 8:19 AM

Prayers for your recovery Officer Webster

seege @ 10/24/2015 10:33 AM

Prayers for speedy recovery to Officer Webster, prayers of support n strength to his family.

Sgt. Lamb @ 10/25/2015 3:37 PM

God bless you and your loved ones at this truly difficult time. I pray for your recovery and for a sense of peace for your family. Litchfield Police Department is behind you.

plato's playdough @ 10/25/2015 8:12 PM

Take a guess.

S.S. @ 10/26/2015 6:34 AM

Get well soon Officer Webster. Your family needs you. Theyll pull you through this.

john dowie @ 10/26/2015 11:11 AM

Speedy recovery Officer Webster. May Saint Michael, the patron saint of Cops and Paratroopers watch over you. B 2/321 82nd Airborne Kearny NJ PD Stay strong brother

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