BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Lt. Bruce Simmons, a deputy with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office who was wounded in the July 2016 ambush shooting, received a check Monday morning to help with ongoing medical expenses.
Simmons accepted a check for $65,000 from donations raised by the Motorman 5K in May.
"It's been a long road for me, but like I said, the support has always been there from the day of the incident - the support from the community, the support from my family and law enforcement has been there since day one and it's never went away; it's gotten stronger," Simmons said.
He has undergone multiple surgeries to repair damage to his arm, hip, and leg.
Simmons was promoted to lieutenant during a special ceremony Thursday.
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