Milwaukee Police Officer Shot on Sunday Released from Hospital
UPDATE: Officer Baronowski will be released from the hospital on Wednesday and there was a special ceremony for him.
He thanked his supporters including officers in Dallas who reached out to him.
ORIGINAL:The Milwaukee Police Officer that was shot on Sunday by a West Allis man received the Purple Valor Award from Police Chief Flynn.
Flynn visited the officer in the hospital on Tuesday and presented the award.
The Department sent out a series of photos on social media. It shows Officer Brandon Baronowski,31, in incredibly good shape despite sustaining several wounds that required surgery just yesterday.
The 13 year veteran of the force was responding to a domestic violence call when Tomas Uriegas shot him as he sat in his patrol car.
Uriegas then killed himself.
His family says he suffered from mental illness and issued a public apology to the officer and his family.
Chief Flynn visited Ofc. Baranowski at the hospital today and presented him with MPD's Purple Valor Award! pic.twitter.com/pqvkeXabhj— Milwaukee Police (@MilwaukeePolice) July 19, 2016
The mother of the man that shot the officer spoke to CBS 58 and said that her son wasn't a monster. She went on to say that she believes her son was depressed and wanted to die. Read her story here.