The Burleson, TX, police officer who was shot multiple times during a traffic stop Wednesday morning, April 14 is now recovering at home.

Officer Joshua Lott was released from JPS Hospital in Fort Worth at 6 p.m. Thursday, about 38 hours after he was shot in the neck, just below the shoulder, and in the chest.

Police officers from Burleson, Fort Worth, Arlington and other nearby departments lined up to salute Officer Lott and then escort him home, CBS DFW reports.

Burleson Police Chief Billy Cordell said Officer Lott’s bulletproof vest may have helped save his life, and the department is very thankful he’s going to be okay.

The suspect in the shooting, Jerry Don Elders, was arrested Wednesday after a nine-hour manhunt.

 

 

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