ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- An Athens Clarke-County police sergeant is back on the job six years after nearly being stabbed to death while on duty.
Sgt. Courtney Gale was sworn in again to the Athens-Clarke County Police Department this week.
Gale was working as a uniformed security guard at a supermarket when a man attacked her with a large kitchen knife. Gale was stabbed 12 times and authorities said she may have bled to death if a nurse who was shopping hadn't been nearby and helped to stop the bleeding. Gale's femoral artery was severed in the attack and she spent two weeks in a coma.
During her recovery, Gale earned a master's degree in public administration from the University of Georgia worked as a civilian employee since 2012.