WC officer shot on duty returns to work

NYPD officer and West Harrison native Bobby Salerno was shot in the chest and nearly killed last year, but now he's back on the job.

Salerno sat down with News 12 Westchester to talk about his work on the force and the road to recovery.

Salerno says he and his partner were called to a public housing complex in The Bronx in March last year, when he was a 25-year-old rookie. There were reports of a nurse being sexually assaulted by a patient's son.

When Salerno and three other officers entered the apartment, he was shot in the chest. Salerno and his colleagues returned fire until the suspect, Santiago Urena, was killed.

Tomorrow, Salerno will be promoted to the rank of detective, just two weeks before he and his team are scheduled to receive the combat cross, the NYPD's second highest honor. NYPD officer from WC released from hospitalNYPD officer shot in the Bronx in stable conditionNYPD officer from West Harrison shot

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