June 20, 2013
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Ga. police sergeant reinstated 6 years after stabbing

Sgt. Courtney Gale was sworn in this week - she was stabbed 12 times working as a security guard at a market

Associated Press

ATHENS, Ga. — A Georgia police sergeant is back on the job six years after being stabbed, almost fatally.

The Athens Banner-Herald reports that police Sgt. Courtney Gale was sworn in again to the Athens-Clarke County Police Department this week.

Gale was working as a uniformed security guard at a supermarket when a man attacked her with a large kitchen knife. Gale was stabbed 12 times and authorities said she may have bled to death if a nurse who was shopping hadn't been nearby and helped to stop the bleeding. Gale's femoral artery was severed in the attack and she spent two weeks in a coma.

During her recovery, Gale earned a master's degree in public administration from the University of Georgia and eventually started working out four times a day. She said her return is "a dream come true,"

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