A Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy who was targeted in an ambush-style shooting this month along with her partner was able to take a phone call from President Donald Trump over the weekend, according to photos released by the law enforcement agency. The partner also received a call from the president.
The 31-year-old deputy, the mother of a 6-year-old boy, was unable to speak to the president because she was shot in the jaw but did write messages to him that were conveyed to Trump by a sheriff's sergeant who was next to her hospital bed, sheriff's department officials said.
The contents of the notes were not released, ABC news reports.
Trump phoned the deputies on Saturday "to check on their spirits, wish them a speedy recovery and remind them that the #American people are behind them and that the coward that harmed them will be brought to #justice!!” according to the sheriff's department's online post.
A massive search for the gunman went into its tenth day on Monday and a reward for information leading to the capture of the perpetrator has soared to more than $675,000.
The wounded deputies have not been officially identified.