An Arizona police officer who was shot in the line of duty has been released from a rehab center where he spent nearly two months recovering after multiple surgeries.

In February, Yavapai-Apache Police Sgt. Preston Brogdon was shot by a suspect outside a Camp Verde convenience store, Fox10 reports.

The suspect in the shooting, 39-year-old Valentin Rodriguez, was found dead in the Verde River by a father and son who were fishing.

After the shooting, Brogdon was at one point was listed in critical, but stable condition.

"The bullet went through his belt, then punctured his small intestine, then on the way out, it shattered his pelvis and his hip," said Brogdon's wife, Bailey.

On Feb. 15, Sgt. Brogdon was transferred to an intensive rehabilitation facility in Chandler.

On April 12, Sgt. Brogdon was released from the rehab facility, as his brothers and sisters in blue from other Arizona law enforcement agencies lined the hallways, showing their support as he made his way to the car for his caravan home.

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