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Wounded Rochester police officer recovers after shooting

June 26, 2017 12:18 PM

The Rochester police officer shot in the face Saturday night has been up and out of bed and joking around with his comrades as he recovers.

Jeremy Nash is in Rochester General Hospital. Some friends from the Locust Club Police Union talked with him on Monday.

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Nash was shot on North Street late Saturday night as he was driving through in a police car. He was hit with a shotgun blast that sprayed pellets into his face and his left arm. His doctors and his family are very concerned about his left eye, but the eye is apparently coming along. 

He has also been getting up out of bed and walking around, and giving and getting grief from the parade of police coming to visit him.

“He busted the chops of some of the guys coming in there,” says Michael Mazzeo of the Rochester Police Locust Club. “Obviously, he saw the looks on everyone's faces, the looks of concern and some of the guys were giving it back to him. But that's ability of us to deal with the stressful situation. For some outsiders maybe, observing and, you might not understand what was going on. But that was the way of saying we're Ok. You're Ok. Everyone's Ok."

Nash's family has been by as well, including his baby girl. We are told he's been concerned about them, but also concerned and asking a lot about the investigation into the shooting. 

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Charles Molineaux

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