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Fla. Officer Making 'Miraculous Recovery'

May 14, 2012  | 

Key Biscayne (Fla.) Police Officer Nelia Real. Photo: KBPD
Key Biscayne (Fla.) Police Officer Nelia Real. Photo: KBPD

Key Biscayne (Fla.) Police Officer Nelia Real remained hospitalized Monday, but doctors say her prognosis is good, reports the Miami Herald.

"She is making a miraculous recovery," Key Biscayne Police Chief Charles Press said Monday at a news conference hosted by the Broward Sheriff’s Office to recognize the law enforcement officers and agencies that responded to the high-profile shootings.

"She is on a long road, but a sure road to recovery," Chief Press added.

Officer Real was shot in the neck late Thursday, when she pulled up to an accident scene on the Florida Turnpike. She was shot by a carjacker and robbery suspect. Broward County Sheriff's Deputy Osvaldo Petitfrere arrived at the scene and transported Officer Real to the hospital.

At the Monday news conference, Deputy Petitfrere credited his military background and training for his quick actions.

"At a time like that, you really don't have time to think," Deputy Petitfrere said. "You just react and revert back to your training.


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Comments (7)

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Jim @ 5/14/2012 4:27 PM

Prayers do work! Officer Real has been in the prayers of many Officers throughout the United States for a full recovery. Looks like our prayers are going to be answered in full! God Bless you my sister.

chuck @ 5/14/2012 4:32 PM

Thank you jesus for sparing this officers life

DaveSAM25G @ 5/14/2012 10:31 PM

Faith and prayers do work and misson continues -"The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave." --Patrick Henry

Random @ 5/15/2012 3:16 AM

Good stuff!

LT. Ray @ 5/15/2012 4:17 AM

God Bless Officer Real and a speady recovery. As a Battalion Medical Officer in Afghanistan, it would be great to have a program such as the Police Lifesavers Course. As an instructor for Combat Lifesaver Course in the Army, this type of training has saved many troops in the battlefield. It would be great to implement it in the civilian world for Police Officers.

Morning Eagle @ 5/15/2012 11:39 AM

Outstanding news! Thanks for the update. Too often we do not hear more about how the wounded are doing unless they die.

[email protected] @ 5/28/2012 5:58 PM

Great news! Hope Officer Real is back on the job soon. And Deputy Petitfrere, good move to transport instead of waiting for a bus. Excellent examples of LEOs.

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