Update on Springfield Police Officer Stabbed on Sunday

Springfield, Mass. — The Springfield Police Officer involved in the officer-involved shooting was released from Baystate on Monday after undergoing surgical procedures.  With his wife and daughter by his side, Commissioner Clapprood and Chief of Staff Ashe visited him in the hospital Sunday.   The officer has been with the Springfield Police Department for nine years, including as an Academy instructor, after a career in the military in which he has received numerous commendations and accolades for life-saving measures in both fields.

The officer is now scheduled for surgery with a facial and nerve specialist in Boston due to what is most likely permanent nerve damage in his face.  He has a long road to recovery both mentally and physically.

On Tuesday, the Springfield Police Department held a critical incident debriefing for the officers on scene and the injured officer Facetimed in.  This was arranged by Springfield Police Chaplain Father Hamilton.

At this time we are asking for your thoughts and prayers to the officers involved and the family of the decedent.