A veteran detective with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is recovering after getting a double-organ transplant.
Stefan Rucker was diagnosed with a rare genetic disease called amyloidosis, which caused his liver and heart to start failing.
Rucker is now out of the hospital after the surgery last week at Duke University Hospital. The 16-year veteran is already thinking about getting back on the streets to protect the community he loves.
“I will definitely be serving the CMPD community once again,” he said. “Once I am healed, I will be back.”
“A heart and a liver are not something people have two of, so someone had to make the ultimate sacrifice for me to be here,” Rucker added.