NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Andrew Dossi, one of two NYPD officers who was shot and wounded in the Bronx earlier this month, was released from the hospital Friday.
As CBS2’s Dave Carlin reported, more than 200 uniformed officers gathered at Mount Sinai Hospital Friday afternoon to applaud Dossi, 30, as he emerged from the hospital in a wheelchair. He was surrounded by his doctors, wife and 8-year-old daughter.READ MORE: Vietnam War Veterans Mark Somber Anniversary On Long Island: 'We Are Forgotten A Lot ... Because We Didn't Win, Supposedly'
He smiled, waved and gave the crowd a solid thumbs up as he was pushed in the wheelchair to a police van, which was waiting to take him home, 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported. His daughter, Adrianna, helped lead the way to the van, CBS2’s Dick Brennan reported.
Once home, she made a happy declaration.
“I’m happy that my dad is home, because I miss him,” she said.