Wounded officer back at work, makes arrest

July 16, 2008 8:47:41 PM PDT
He's back in uniform, back on the street and already making a difference. We're talking about Philadelphia Police officer Richard Decoatsworth. Decoatsworth, a rookie, was shot in the face with a shotgun last September during a routine traffic stop.

He has recovered and is now a member of the highway patrol.

Last night was his first night on patrol and it was eventful. Decoatsworth and his partner, Officer Ivan Rosado, arrested a murder suspect.

Decoatsworth says he's glad to be back on the job. He and his partner spotted the suspect because they recognized a tattoo from a wanted poster.


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