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Birmingham PD detective released from hospital one week after shooting


MUCH MORE IN A FEW MINUTES. JEFF: A REMARKABLE UPDATE TO
SHARE WITH YOU TONIGHT. THE BIRMINGHAM POLICE OFFICER
SHOT JUST A WEEK AGO IS OUT OF
THE HOSPITAL. NEW TONIGHT, WVTM 13’S CHIP
SCARBOROUGH HAS THIS PROGRESS
REPORT ON DETECTIVE JOHN FINKE. CHIP: DETECTIVE JOHN FINKE IS
BACK HOME RESTING WITH FAMILY,
ONE WEEK AFTER HE WAS ADMITTED
TO THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT AT
UAB HOSPITAL WITH TWO GUNSHOT
WOUNDS TO THE STOMACH.>>IT’S ALWAYS A GREAT THING
WHENEVER AN OFFICER GETS TO GO
HOME AFTER AN EXPERIENCE LIKE
THIS. GETS TO GO BE WITH THEIR FAMILY. WE ALWAYS WANT EVERY OFFICER TO
GO HOME EVERY NIGHT. DETECTIVE FINKE DID NOT MAKE IT
HOME LAST SUNDAY NIGHT AFTER HE
WAS SHOT WHILE WORKING OFF-DUTY
SECURITY IN WOODLAWN. AND DESPITE SUCH A TRAUMATIC
EXPERIENCE, FINKE HAS REMAINED
UPBEAT DURING HIS RECOVERY.>>JUST WANTING TO PUT THIS
BEHIND HIM AND GO BACK ABOUT HIS
DAILY LIFE. CHIP: FINKE WORKS IN THE
NARCOTICS DIVISION AT THE
BIRMINGHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT. IT’S NOT CLEAR HOW SOON HE COULD
BE BACK ON THE JOB
THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE
SAYS THIS INCIDENT IS YET
ANOTHER WAKE-UP CALL OF THE
DANGERS OFFICERS ARE FACING EVERY DAY.>>LAW ENFORCEMENT, WE’RE JUST
EVER SO VIGILANT TO BE CAREFUL
ON EVERY CALL. YOU OFTEN HEAR THAT IT WAS A
ROUTINE CALL OR ROUTINE TRAFFIC
STOP. THERE’S NO CALL THAT’S ROUTINE. CHIP: BOTH A 16-YEAR-OLD AND
25-YEAR-OLD FACE CHARGES IN
CONNECTION WITH THE SHOOTING
THAT INJURED DETECTIVE FINKE. POLICE SAY THEY BELIEVE TH

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