FOLCROFT, Pa. (WPVI) --Dressed in his Folcroft police uniform and looking sharp as a button, 25-year-old Christopher Dorman was back on the job Friday. And as far as he's concerned, not soon enough.
"I'm not very good at sitting around so sitting at my house watching TV was kinda boring," said Officer Dorman.
It's remarkable when you consider Dorman was shot seven times back on June 24.
Officer Dorman was responding to a routine call police respond to everyday - someone smoking and selling drugs. Except in this case, the alleged man in question, 33-year-old Dante Island aka Abdul Wahi, had just gotten out of federal prison and had no intention of going back.
Dorman was shot seven times - once in the face, four times in the chest, once in the groin and once in the leg. Doctors say it was very fortunate he was wearing his bullet-proof vest.
"I would have been back sooner, if I could have," said Dorman.
Folcroft Police Chief Bob Ruskowski says Officer Dorman is the real deal.
"He wants to come back to work after what he went through. It's easy to just give it up, you know? 'I don't wanna do that anymore after what I've been through.' But he wants to go back, he's wanted to come back from day 1," said Folcroft Police Chief Bob Ruskowski.
"It's great having him back, I can tell you that. He's a good, nice, excellent young man," he added.
But Dorman has no apprehension about being back on the streets.
"Any other day, just go out there and do my job," said Dorman.
If anything, Dorman was made stronger by all the love and support he received from his colleagues.
"There's no shortage of support here, I don't even see them as co-workers anymore. They're my brothers and sisters," said Dorman.
And with that, Officer Dorman is back on the streets of his beloved Folcroft, where he was born and raised, working the so-called graveyard shift.