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Video: Moment Milw. Police Officer Herb Davis leaves Froedtert less than 24 hours after he was shot

Milwaukee police officer shot during welfare check released from hospital

A Milwaukee police officer hospitalized after a shooting.

A suspected gunman with three open felony cases who posted $3,000 bail and then did not show up for a plea hearing, resulting in an open warrant for his arrest.

And another entry in the debate over bail in Wisconsin, which has been raging ever since the Waukesha Christmas Parade tragedy when the suspect was free on $1,000 bail in a felony domestic violence case.

The shooting of the 26-year-old officer is the second time this month that an officer has come under fire from a suspected gunman who has open court cases.

The officer, Herbert Davis III, was released Friday afternoon from Froedtert Hospital, where he was greeted by dozens of family members and fellow officers from the Milwaukee Police Department.

“I thank everyone, all my brothers and sisters, for the love and support that I’ve been given today," Davis said.

Davis has seven years with the department, five of them as an officer. He worked as a police aide before that in the technical communications division. The officer repeatedly thanked the people who had helped him Thursday after he was shot, saying he wished he knew their names.

“I’m so thankful and grateful to them," Davis said, appearing emotional in response to reporters' questions.

"You’re not going to make me cry — you’re not going to do it — but it means a lot and to know that, the citizens love us too, and as much as we help the community, they’ll help us as well," he said. "It really means a lot.”

The shooting happened when the officer had been dispatched to check on a man who was slumped over in a car on St. Paul Avenue, near North 21st Street, about 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

During the welfare check, the man who had been in the car pulled a gun and shot at the officer, who then returned fire and wounded the man, Police Chief Jeffrey Norman said Thursday.


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