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Trenton officer shot on duty back home for Fourth of July

Posted at 4:29 PM, Jul 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-04 17:29:46-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Trenton, Missouri, police officer who was shot in the stomach while transporting an inmate last month was released from the hospital in time to spend the Fourth of July with friends and family.

Officer Jasmine Diab posted on Facebook Thursday that she was back home, where she “shown so much love by the friends and family setting off the blue smoke bombs.”

“You guys help me recover faster and help me keep my head up to get stronger,” she wrote in her Facebook post.

Diab was shot on June 14 during a struggle with an inmate, 38-year-old Jamey Griffin, over her handgun near Winston, Missouri. The officer was transporting Griffin to St. Joseph for a mental evaluation.

Two good Samaritans, Rick Shannon and Jason Gamm, helped get Griffin off Diab during the struggle. She met the two men the week after the incident, saying they "will always be my heroes."

Diab underwent several surgeries following the shooting.