Clayton County officer returns home after getting shot in head 11 months ago
CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - It’s been a long time coming for one Clayton County police officer.
Officer Demika Lloyd was shot in the head last year in the line of duty.
On Friday, she was discharged from a hospital in Augusta and returned home to Clayton County.
“Thank God she made it and pulled through,” said Chantel Brown, who stood among hundreds during a homecoming rally at the Clayton County police headquarters.
Brown’s son is Officer Lloyd’s nephew.
Law enforcement from across the region shouted and held signs as Officer Lloyd, in a car driven by her brother, did a loop through the parking lot of the police headquarters.
“I wanted to support Officer Lloyd and let her know that she’s loved, and thank God she’s finally home,” said Bertha McIntosh, who didn’t know Lloyd but baked her a cake in honor of her sacrifice.
“I heard on the new on the noon day news that she was getting out today and they were going to have a celebration here. So I was like I’ve got to get this cake in the oven and get it ready for her,” McIntosh said.
Clayton County Police Chief Kevin Roberts called Lloyd “family” and said he’ll let her dictate the timing of a potential return to duty.
“Knowing who she is, she will likely let me know what she wants to do in the way of recovery and we’ll wait to hear from her on that,” said Roberts.
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