Earlier this month, I blogged about a wild shootout in the Bronx that put Officer Ann Marchiondo in the hospital. Well there is good news to report as Officer Marchiondo was released from the hospital yesterday which ended her 28 day stay at New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases.
Officer Marchiondo was greeted by loud applauses & bagpipes as she was wheeled out of the hospital. She was surrounded by her husband & parents when she showcased a huge grin. As she was being wheeled out, she started to tear up & mouthed the words “thank you” to all the officers who were there to support her. She shared a few comments before leaving:
“I just want to thank everybody. I feel great. Thank you.”
Fellow officers who were either at the scene or worked in the same department shared in the joyous event yesterday. Officer Carlos Henriquez, commented on his fellow officer by saying he visted “on almost a daily basis. I just wanted her to feel that somebody cared.” Officer Diana Lugo who was responsible for killing the gunmen Juan Calves said; “It’s touching, the support and camaraderie. It’s a beautiful sight. She’s in good health and she’s going home.”
I am glad this story had such a happy ending! I wish Officer Marchiondo continued success on her recovery & good luck in the future!