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Deputy Shot in Bowie Undergoing Therapy
It's been just about 2 months since Montague County Deputy James Boyd was shot in the head and twice in his bullet proof vest when the suspect he had pulled over in Bowie started firing.
Since then he had been undergoing physical therapy in the metroplex so he can return to duty.
Therapy for Montague Co. Sheriff Deputy James Boyd is a balancing act. Since April 6th he's been undergoing physical, speech & cognitive at Pate Rehabilitation in Anna, TX.
"Physical therapy now, preparing me to go back to work," Boyd said.
On March 21st, Boyd was on the job in Bowie when he was shot. He pulled over a car and the driver shot him 3 times. Two bullets struck his bullet proof vest. The 3rd grazed his head.
"It took away part of the scalp, left a bullet fragment on top of the brain," said Boyd.
It's because of that head injury that Boyd is in rehab.
Since driving makes up 75% of Boyd's job, his therapy is geared at getting him back in a patrol car.
Five days a week Boyd works on a driving simulator while answering questions which works on his multi-tasking skills.
A journey Boyd says will lead.him back to patrolling the streets of Montague County.
Boyd is set to return to work on light duty at the end of this month. Then, he'll have to pass a driving evaluation before he can start patrolling the streets again.
The man who authorities say shot and wounded Deputy Boyd, Evan Ebel, was shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire in Decatur, Texas.