Wounded CPD Officer Danny Golden released from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

CHICAGO (CBS) — More than a month after Chicago Police Officer Danny Golden was shot and left paralyzed after attempting to interrupt up a bar struggle in Beverly, he was released from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab on Friday.

Golden, who wheeled himself out, smiled as he was welcomed by associates, household and supporters. Fellow law enforcement officials wore “Golden” t-shirts as bagpipes performed. 

Fellow wounded officer Carlos Yanez Jr. was within the crowd of supporters. Golden and Yanez shared an emotional embrace ascrowds cheered. 

Yanez was wounded within the Aug. 7, 2021, capturing in West Englewood that killed his accomplice, Officer Ella French.

When Golden received into his automotive, he loved a McFlurry. 

Supporters lined the streets in Bridgeport, Canaryville, Beverly, and Mount Greenwood to cheer him on.

A police escort ushered Golden alongside the route from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Streeterville from Lake Shore Drive to the Dan Ryan Expressway, with a detour via Bridgeport and Canaryville on his method dwelling to the Beverly/Mount Greenwood space.

Friends and neighbors gathered Thursday night time at Munroe Park in West Beverly, lots of them writing messages of help for Golden and his household.

Ald. Matt O’Shea’s office within the nineteenth Ward additionally bought t-shirts and yard indicators to show when Golden arrives dwelling.

All the money from these indicators and shirts will go to the Golden household to assist with medical payments.

“The Golden family has served our country in the military, they’ve served our city in the Police Department, and we want to be there for them just like they’ve been there for us,” mentioned Illinois State Sen. Bill Cunningham.

Golden was released from the hospital a couple of days after he was shot in Beverly final month, and he has spent the previous month present process bodily remedy at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.

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