Montague County Deputy Continues to Recover After Shooting

Published 05/01 2013 06:43PM

Updated 05/01 2013 06:47PM

The Montague County sheriffs deputy, who was shot in March during a traffic stop, continues to recover in outpatient rehab.

On March 21, deputy James Boyd was shot after putting over a vehicle on Highway 287 in Bowie on a drug interdiction.

Two bullets struck his bullet-proof vest but a third grazed him forehead.

Boyd underwent surgery in a Fort Worth hospital.

Four days later, he spoke to news crews about his ordeal.

Then on March 31st, he was released from the hospital and received an escort to Montague County from patriot guard riders.

Sheriff's officials say Boyd continues physical therapy five days a week at a rehabilitation center near Dallas.

He's expected to return to work on light duty assignment in a few weeks.

Authorities say Boyd was shot by Evan Ebel, who was wanted in connection with two murders in Colorado.

After shooting Deputy Boyd, Ebel was pursued by authorities, which ended with gunfire in Decature, and the death of Ebel at a Fort Worth hospital.

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