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Year in Review: Following the story of Officer Cem Duzel

Posted at 10:00 AM, Dec 21, 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS – Colorado Springs Police Officer Cem Duzel was gravely wounded in the early morning hours of August 2nd when he was shot in the head while responding to a call about a man with a gun east of downtown. Since then, he’s continued rehabilitation and News5 has followed his story.

The community has shown a tremendous amount of love and support since the officer was injured in the line of duty. Concerned citizens have not only organized a wide assortment of supportive events, but have also delivered mountains of encouraging postage at the request of his family and the department.

Duzel’s family said they have been “deeply touched by everyone’s thoughtfulness and support.”

Karrar Noaman Al Khammasi, the man suspected of shooting and critically injuring Colorado Springs Police Officer Cem Duzel, pleaded not guilty and is scheduled to go to trail on May 13 for attempted murder.

Colorado Springs Police said Duzel has experienced a couple setbacks, but he’s “continuing the fight” and is keeping up with his physical therapy schedule.