St. Louis Officer Escorted Home To Vandalia After Shooting

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officer Colin Ledbetter, of Vandalia, was escorted home to Vandalia to continue his recovery Tuesday afternoon.

KSDK reports that 25 year old Ledbetter, and his partner, 28 year old Nathan Spiess, were shot after pursuing a homicide suspect into Ferguson, MO, on January 26. Spiess was shot in the leg and Ledbetter was shot below his vest. The bullet reportedly traveled through his groin and severed his femoral artery.

Ledbetter arrived at the hospital without a pulse, according to KSDK, and remained in the ICU until February 8.

Ledbetter was released from the hospital Tuesday and was escorted back to Vandalia by St. Louis police officers.

Some of the staff at The FNB Community Bank in Vandalia welcome Officer Ledbetter home.
SOURCEPhotos courtesy of The FNB Community Bank
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