Detective Dan Brite Leaves The Hospital

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.

Det. Dan Brite with the staff from Parker Adventist Hospital (credit: Parker Police)

Det. Dan Brite with the staff from Parker Adventist Hospital (credit: Parker Police)

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.

Copter4 flew over the crashed RV near Parker Adventist Hospital (credit: CBS)

Copter4 flew over the crashed RV near Parker Adventist Hospital (credit: CBS)

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“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.

Detective Dan Brite (credit: Douglas County Sheriff's Office)

Detective Dan Brite (credit: Douglas County Sheriff’s Office)

“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.”

LINK: GoFundMe Account For Dan Brite And Family

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