'We all have to work together': Milwaukee police officer shot in line of duty released from hospital

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Police Department officer shot in the line of duty on Thursday, Jan. 27, was released from the hospital. 

The officer, who identified himself as Officer Davis of MPD District 3, was greeted by a cheering crowd when he was released. 

"I want to thank my brothers and sisters and everyone who took care of me. I really appreciate them during this time. I appreciate the citizens that called 911 and everything else. This is the brotherhood they talk about with MPD. I've definitely felt that support and love," said Davis. 

Davis was shot during a welfare check near 21st and St. Paul. An individual was slumped over in a vehicle, then brandished a firearm and exchanged gunfire with the officer. 

CBS 58 asked Davis what his message to Milwaukee is. 

"We all have a job to do, but we want to work with the community. We are not against the community, we are with community. We just want the community to work with us and to not see us as the bad guys because we actually are the good guys and we just hope we can convey that better. We all have to work together, that's the only way we're going to make this city better," said Davis. 

Davis has been with the MPD for seven years. Many officers were brought to tears as he spoke with the media. 

He is the third local law enforcement officer shot in the last month. 

On Jan. 13, MPD Detective Andy Wilkiewicz was shot at the Shake Shack in the Third Ward. He was trying to stop a robbery. 

"It was important for me to make sure I did walk out of that hospital to show a show, a wall of strength here," said Wilkiewicz. 

A strength the community would see again on Jan. 26. That's when Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office Deputy Christian Almonte was shot twice during a traffic stop. He was released the next day. 

"Feeling alright right now, I mean I am still in pain, obviously, but just walking out of here is a blessing," said Almonte.

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