Officer Paul Sulock, 31, emerged from Temple University Hospital around 2:30 p.m. Thursday. He was walking under his own power despite being shot in the leg the day before.
He was surrounded by his family, friends, and brothers in blue.
"He went through a very traumatic situation and something that he will undoubtedly replay over and over again," said Commissioner Richard Ross.
Sulock was shot in Kensington on Wednesday morning.
Authorities say Sulock and another uniformed officer apparently interrupted a confrontation between two men around 11 a.m.
Commissioner Richard Ross said the men were crouched behind cars across the street from each other, one armed and apparently about to shoot the other.
"The quick action of these police officers probably save the life of one of these people involved, quite frankly. It was going to be a shooting, there is no question about that," said Ross during a news conference on Wednesday afternoon.
The armed man fired at the officers, hitting Sulock in his thigh.
Ross said Sulock chased down one of the suspects despite his wound. The other suspect was also arrested.
Police have not released the name of the man suspected of shooting officer Sulock. However, Ross said the man is known to police and may be wanted by other police agencies.
Police said Sulock, a father of four, has been on the force for nearly 11 years and is the son of another officer.
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