Tom Wagstaff knows he’s lucky to be alive.
The Independence, Kansas police officer sustained a critical gunshot wound to the head as he responded to a robbery last March.
But after a lot of hard work at a rehab facility in Nebraska, Wagstaff recently was able to come home.
And what a homecoming it was.
A full police escort led Wagstaff to Independence police headquarters led by the mounted unit.
The motorcade stopped for a a little while so that Wagstaff could offer his appreciation to the well-wishers and supporters.
“Thank you all for coming. It’s great to be back,” Wagstaff told them.