After the two police officers left the Jamaica Hospital, police commissioner Dermot Shea said, “It’s no surprise we have to thank you here today.”
After being shot on a mission to protect victims of domestic violence, Officer Wells & Murphy leaves the hospital today and continues to recover at home with his loved ones.
These heroic officers wish for a quick recovery and a happy Thanksgiving.
— Shea (@NYPDShea) November 26, 2020
On Tuesday afternoon, Joseph Murphy and Christopher Wells officers were shot while taking victims of domestic violence to her Springfield Gardens home.
Wells was struck on his right thigh and crushed his thighbone.
His partner Murphy turned the fire back and killed the suspect. Murphy may be struck with both hands, shattering one finger of his left hand and requiring additional surgery.
Wells wrapped a tonicket around his leg to stop blood flow, and fellow officers rushed him to the Jamaica Hospital, where they were treated in the same room.
Both officers left the hospital this morning and were waiting for the SUV to take them to their Long Island home.
They knelt down fellow officers who applauded them.
“Thank you,” Murphy said as he was sitting in the SUV, a stream of police was approaching him. “I love Joe,” said an officer, knocking on the door.
Wells, 36, has been a member of NYPD since 2007. Murphy, 33, joined NYPD in 2015. Both are assigned to the 105th district of Queens. Wells lives in Murphy in Saffolk and Nasso counties.
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Two NYPD officers shot in Queens while answering a Springfield Gardens domestic call released by the hospital at Thanksgiving
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