Police Officer Shot For 3rd Time In Line Of Duty

Police Officer Shot For 3rd Time In Line Of Duty

1998 was the first time that New Orleans police officer Chris Abbott was shot and saved by his bullet-proof vest. The second time, in 2001, Abbott took years to fully recover after he was shot four times, including twice in the head.

Early Monday, Abbott was working a neighborhood security district detail along Jefferson Avenue when someone driving a grey SUV opened fire into Abbott’s car, striking him once in the leg. Police are still trying to develop a suspect.

CBS4 reports that Despite being thrust in to the news because of the shootings, Abbott is known as much for his work in the community as he is for his on-duty injuries. A longtime community policing officer, he was one of the founders of a program called Cops for Kids, an after-school and summer program in which officers led grade-schoolers in a variety of activities,

 

Officer Abbott was released from the hospital this morning and is expected to make a full recovery.

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