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Sunday, July 23, 2006

Officer recovering

SRHEWSBURY

The Shrewsbury police officer who was shot by a homeowner when he responded to a burglar alarm has been released from the hospital -- and immediately paid a visit Friday to see his friends at headquarters.

Shrewsbury Police Chief Wayne Sampson said it was "very gratifying" for everyone to see Officer Stephen Rice, who was shot in the abdomen on July 14.

“He said ‘hi’ to everyone, and said he feels great to be out in the fresh air and sun," Sampson told the Telegram & Gazette of Worcester.

Meanwhile, homeowner Mark P. Ragsdale has had his firearms license suspended while the shooting is investigated.

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