KAMLOOPS, B.C. — The RCMP detachment in Kamloops, B.C., has celebrated a milestone in the recovery of one its own a year after the officer was shot during a traffic stop.
Cpl. Jean-Rene Michaud's colleagues held a small ceremony for him and announced he is recovering well after countless surgeries, complications and setbacks.
RCMP Supt. Brad Mueller says Michaud is in good spirits as he considers returning to work in the new year.
Michaud was wearing a bullet-proof vest when he was shot multiple times and critically wounded last Dec. 3, sparking a manhunt for a suspect.
Accused shooter Kenneth Knutson's preliminary hearing on numerous charges including attempted murder is expected to start next week.
Michaud was transferred to Vancouver for treatment before returning to a Kamloops hospital months after he was shot. (CFJC)
The Canadian Press