ALPHARETTA, Ga. — A Georgia police officer shot seven times in a gun battle just over two weeks ago got a standing ovation when he walked onto the stage of an Alpharetta church.
Alpharetta police officer David Freeman walked slowly with the use of a cane during Sunday services at North Point Community Church. Freeman was shot in the lower abdomen, a shoulder and one of his legs while another bullet grazed his back, Alpharetta police spokesman George Gordon said shortly after the shootout.
"Thank you from the bottom of my heart and from the bottom of my family's heart for all your love and prayers," Freeman said. "I want to get back to work. I love my job, I love the guys I work with and I want to get back to it."