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Family of wounded Tupelo officer issues public thank you

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TUPELO, MS -

(WMC-TV) – The family of Tupelo police officer Joseph Maher has issued a public thank you to people who helped after he was shot in the line of duty.

Sergeant Gale Stauffer and fellow officer Joseph Maher were shot during a bank robbery at Bancorp South in Tupelo, Mississippi.

Stauffer was killed. Maher is now out of the hospital.

His family said in a statement, "We have truly been blessed with all the support and prayers that we have received these past few weeks."

It went on to say there is a long road of recovery ahead, but it'll be easier with the prayers and support received.

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