Scott Davis is back patrolling the streets of Marietta after being shot while on duty, allegedly by two teen gang members.
The department announced just before the start of an icy weekend that Davis would return.
“It is ironic that Officer Davis is returning to work while we are in the eye of a storm because few people know what it is like to be in the eye of storm like he does,” Chief Dan Flynn said in a news release.
The chief said he is proud of how the community rallied around his officer.
“Returning back to work is something I have been looking forward to for some time. I am grateful for those who have reached out and supported my family and me through this entire recovery process,” Davis said in a statement.
The 10-year veteran went through five surgeries in the 21 weeks since being shot.
Davis was shot while responding to a call of people breaking into cars early Aug. 14 at The Gallery Apartments, 720 Franklin Gateway SE.
One of the rounds hit his leg. Another bullet would have otherwise been fatal but was stopped when it hit the officer’s Glock.
Two junior officers fired back, the chief said, striking one of the 15-year-old Bloods gang members, who have not been identified due to their age.
“Overall, I believe Scott’s entire ordeal united the Marietta Police Department and community even closer than ever,” Flynn said.