EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – An El Paso County Sheriff’s deputy is back on the job after he was shot and seriously wounded nine months ago. A fellow deputy was killed in that same shooting.

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Deputy Scott Stone (credit: El Paso County Sheriff’s Office)

Deputy Scott Stone is on light desk duty after months of physical therapy.

Deputy Scott Stone as he’s released from the hospital. (credit: El Paso County Sheriff’s Office)

Stone was shot in the stomach on Feb. 5 when he and other officers tried to arrest a suspected car thief in Colorado Springs. Deputy Micah Flick was shot and killed. The suspect also died.

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Stone says Flick’s sacrifice helps keep him going. He also is working toward back on patrol.