- Associated Press - Friday, December 8, 2017

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - A Mount Vernon police officer who was injured while on duty has retired after 32 years on the force.

KOMO-TV reported Thursday that Officer Mike McClaughry’s daughter announced in a Facebook post that her father officially retired on Nov. 30.

According to the post, McClaughry has taken on multiple roles at the department such as the first local D.A.R.E. officer, a squad lead officer and a field training officer.

He was shot in the back of the head while responding to a 911 call on Dec. 2016.

The shooting not only left him nearly blind, but also caused him short-term memory problems.

After he returned home from the hospital, McClaughry received the Washington State Law Enforcement Medal of Honor and a Purple Heart Medal from the police department.


Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/

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