- Associated Press - Saturday, June 25, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A police officer shot several times near Philadelphia spoke from his hospital bed to thank police and medical personnel - and included a shout-out to country singer Kenny Chesney.

In a video aired Saturday by WPVI-TV (http://6abc.cm/28VLuGD ), Officer Christopher Dorman said “I’d like to thank all the police, paramedics and the doctors - and hey, Kenny, don’t forget me!”

The station said the Folcroft officer was supposed to attend Saturday night’s concert in south Philadelphia.

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center referred questions about Dorman’s condition to Folcroft police, who didn’t return calls Saturday.

Authorities said Dorman was shot in the face, leg and groin Friday morning as he approached people suspected of smoking marijuana behind an apartment building. A suspect, Donte Island, was charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault.

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