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Suzi Laboy talks about life since her husband was shot

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. -

Life turned upside down for another family back in February. We are hearing for the first time from the wife of a police officer who was shot in the head. She spoke about the struggle of the past few months and her gratitude to a community that rallied around.

Suzi Laboy's husband, Peter, is a survivor. "I definitely think it's a miracle. It definitely was not his time to go," she says. But it was close.

Alexandria Police Officer Peter Laboy was shot in the head back on February 19th by a suspect he'd pulled over. His wife works in the medical field and understood his injuries.

"When he started coming out of anesthesia and making the signs that he did. Moving hands, moving feet, following the simple commands, I know what that means. So that's huge," says Suzi.

After two months in the hospital, Peter came home. "I'm amazed, but I also know that he's a fighter. He's a winner," she says. Since a follow-up surgery May 8th, he no longer has to wear a helmet for protection. He'll soon be cleared for intensive physical therapy - 6 hours a day.

Suzi says they are grateful and amazed by support from the community. "It's because they all love him. He's my husband, but he's your police officer, their police officer, so he's really Alexandria's police officer and we're feeling that love," says Suzi.

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