Wounded Casper Officer Returning to Work
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Casper police officer who was shot multiple times in a deadly May gunfight is expected to return to work next week.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports Thursday that officer Jacob Carlson will serve in a limited capacity in the career services division, which handles recruiting and background checks.
Carlson was wounded in a May 6 shootout with 38-year-old David Wolosin, who was shot and killed during the encounter. The officer received more than 100 units of blood and underwent multiple surgeries.
Prosecutors have since determined that actions by Casper police during the shooting were justified.
Carlson says doctors expect him to work in limited duty between six months and a year. He should be able to return to the street after that period.