NYPD Officer Shot in Thanksgiving Eve 'Gun Battle' Cheered as He Leaves Hospital

A New York City police officer who was shot in the Bronx the night before Thanksgiving was cheered by “his family in blue” as he was released from hospital on November 26.

The New York City Police Department released footage of Officer Robert Holmes, who was shot while wrestling an armed suspect, leaving St Barnabas Hospital on Friday to a line of applauding officers.

The incident, which involved a gun battle on November 25, also saw another officer wounded and later discharged from hospital.

“Less than 48 hours after being shot while confronting an armed suspect in the Bronx, our officer left the hospital to cheers from his family in blue as he returns home to recover surrounded by loved ones,” the NYPD said. Credit: NYPD via Storyful