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Boston Police Officer Released From Hospital After Shooting

Boston Police Officer John T. Moynihan has been released from the hospital after he was shot in the face in late March.

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    Boston Police Officer Released From Hospital After Shooting
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    Boston Police Officer John T. Moynihan has been released from the hospital after he was shot in the face in late March, the Boston Police Department confirms.

    According to the department, Moynihan's condition is best described as "serious but improving." Moynihan credits the quick reaction of the other officers on scene with saving his life.

    "John and his family have been strengthened, humbled and inspired by the outpouring of love and support they've received - not only from his closest friends and fellow officers - but also from concerned citizens and strangers from all over the country wishing him a full and speedy recovery," the Boston Police Department added in a statement.

    Moynihan, who was honored in 2013 for his role in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, was conducting a traffic stop on March 27 in the city's Roxbury neighborhood when a man exited his vehicle and shot the officer under his right eye. Surveillance video of the incident was later released.

    The suspect, later identified as Angelo West, was killed in a shootout with police.