MIAMI - South Florida police officers nearly killed in the line of duty thanked surgeons and hospital staff at Ryder Trauma Center on Tuesday.
The event included Miami-Dade police Officer Carlos Castillo, who in 2010 was nearly killed during a traffic stop. Castillo was hit over the head with a cinder block and then run over by his own police car.
He spent three months at Jackson Memorial Hospital and is back on the job.
"It not for you guys, I wouldn't be here today speaking to you," he said of trauma surgeons at Ryder.
Miami-Dade police Officer Jody Wright also expressed her appreciation for the work being done at Ryder Trauma Center. In 2007, she was shot in the leg and was told she would never walk again.
Wright underwent rehab at JMH for three years and is walking again.
"I am running, walking, and the people here at Trauma made me whole again," she said.
Two Miami police officers also nearly killed on duty thanked staff and surgeons at the hospital.
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