FOLCROFT, Pa. (CBS) — The day finally arrived. A police officer, seriously wounded in the line of duty, is back on the job in Delaware County.
It’s been exactly two months and 15 days since Officer Chris Dorman was shot by a suspect seven times. Incredibly, he fully recovered and returned to the job on Friday.
“You never had a chance for the emotions to set in from day one,” said Chief Robert Ruskowski of the Folcroft Police. On Friday, June 24, Dorman responded to what the chief described as a pretty average call, someone dialing 911 and reporting drug activity.
When Dorman confronted the suspect, he was ambushed.
Dorman was released from the hospital on the following Monday and ever since, he waited for the day he could return to work.
“I went to the beach a few times, tried to do some fishing when I could. Hung out with my girlfriend. We played video games a couple times.”
“Did you think you would have been back to work so soon,” we asked him. “I would have been back sooner if I could have,” he said.
Dorman is back on the street on Friday night in his patrol car.