BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s deputy who was hit by a shotgun blast while exchanging fire with a suspect last week is continuing his recovery and is even up and walking around.
Both were hit, with Rich being killed in the shooting, and Hogan being taken to Shock Trauma after taking a close range shotgun blast to his torso.
A week after being rushed to the hospital and initially being in critical condition, Hogan is making strides in his recovery, even though he is still facing more surgery.
“It’s been a rough week, but Scott’s a tough guy. I refer to him as Superman,” said QACO Sheriff’s Office Det. Chase Armington. “He has been up and walking around as early as [Wednesday].”
Deputy Hogan also dictated the following statement for Det. Armington to release:
“I would sincerely like to thank the family and neighbors who came to my aid when I was shot.”
A bulletproof vest may have saved Hogan’s life, but there are other outcomes as well.
It’s kind of a ripple effect that doesn’t just affect law enforcement,” said Armington. “It affects our families and friends. We always know that it’s a potential, but you never expect it to happen. And when it does, it sends shockwaves not just through the family, but the community.”