COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) – As Auburn Police Officer Webb Sistrunk continues his recovery after being shot in the line of duty, he had a special visitor Wednesday from his K9 partner, Leon.

Officer Sistrunk’s health is improving, and he has been downgraded from ICU to critical care at Piedmont Columbus Regional hospital.

“The Sistrunk family thanks everyone for their continued prayers for our officer and asks that you keep the Buechner and Elliott families in your prayers as well,” said Sistrunk’s family.

Officer Sistrunk was shot in the line of duty on Sunday, May 19, 2019, along with Officer Evan Elliott and Officer William Buechner, who was fatally wounded.

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