FORT WORTH -- Wounded Fort Worth police officer Matt Pearce returned to light-duty work this week in the unit that helped save his life seven months ago.

Pearce, who was shot multiple times as he chased two suspects on March 15, will work a couple of hours a day in the Police Department’s Tactical Medical Unit while he continues rehabilitation.

For Pearce, light-duty work will mean sitting behind a desk and filing paperwork. But he’s OK with that.

“I’m so excited,” he said Friday at the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show.

Fort Worth Officer Matt Pearce makes strides in his recovery

Pearce, who uses a walking cane less every day, hopes to return to full-time duty by March.

He was at the air show to watch officer Brandi Kamper fly with the Air Force Thunderbirds. Kamper was nominated as the air show’s “Hometown Hero” for her efforts to save Pearce the day he was shot.

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