RPD officer shot in line of duty due back to full-time duty within weeks | People
A Rochester police officer shot in the line of duty is expected to be back to full-time duty in just a matter of weeks.
Officer Daniel Brochu was shot at an apartment on Driving Park Avenue back in 2009. Brochu and another officer responded for the report of two men who robbed a woman and then tried to rape her in her apartment. Brochu and the other officer were both shot after responding.
Police Chief James Sheppard spoke highly of Officer Brochu at RPD's awards dinner Monday night. "It says a ton about his character and his resolve. I mean, he was committed to coming back. He's still going through the process of getting himself back in shape, and going through the rehabilitation. We're looking forward to that day and it's phenomenal that he's stuck with it as well as he has," Chief Sheppard said.
The other officer injured in the December 2009 shooting was Officer Luca Martini (right).
Chief Sheppard says he's looking forward to Officer Martini's return as well, but did not give a timetable for that.
The man convicted of shooting the officers, Nixon Elian, was sentenced to more than 71 years in prison. The other man involved in the incident, Marquis Parker, was sentenced to 60 years in prison.