SANDPOINT, Idaho—The Sandpoint Police officer that was shot in the line of duty Monday morning was released from Kootenai Health Tuesday afternoon.
Officer Eric Clark underwent two surgeries after being shot in the neck and the hand, according to Sandpoint Police authorities.
Agencies from Bonner County, Ponderay, Priest River and Sandpoint lined up and gave Officer Clark and police escort home.
Then, members of the Sandpoint community stopped what they were doing and came outside to Downtown Sandpoint welcome him home. Dash camera video of the motorcade from Ponderay Detective Sergeant Mike Victorino that shows the motorcade sped by on Highway 95. As the motorcade crossed the lake, patrol cars turned on their sirens. Faintly, you can hear dispatch confirming Officer Clark is back home, and responds "welcome home."
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Authorities said Clark was hired by the Sandpoint Police in 2015.
Officer Michael Hutter was also shot Monday morning while responding to an incident at a home in Ridley Village.
City officials said both officers had significant recovery ahead of them.
Sandpoint Police Lt. Dressel said their department is community driven and was grateful to see the community come out to support Officer Clark and the police department.