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Police sergeant reinstated after stabbing

1:11 AM, Jun 20, 2013   |    comments
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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.

 

Associated Press

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