PARKER, Colo. (CBS4) – Douglas County Sheriff’s Detective Dan Brite left the hospital Thursday to cheers.
Brite was critically injured in a shootout with a suicidal man near Sierra Middle School in Parker on Sept. 2.
Brite left Parker Adventist Hospital on Thursday afternoon. Everyone who saw him off wore shirts that read “Heroes need Heroes.”
He will continue his rehabilitation at Craig Hospital.
“He charged in, and ran to the fight,” said Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock. “He didn’t stop. He was the first guy to go in and the community knows that.”
In a statement, Dan and his wife Christine thanked everyone for their support.
“Words cannot begin to express the gratitude and deep appreciation we have for our family, friends, community, our brothers and sisters in blue, and the entire team at Parker Adventist Hospital.
“Our lives were forever changed on September 2, and since then we have seen goodness, kindness and love in ways we never could have imagined. The outpouring of support, donations, and prayers have tremendously helped us through this difficult time. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for your continued prayers and encouragement.”