Boston Officer Shot In Face Eager To Return To Work

The Boston police officer shot in the face at close range during a traffic stop in late March says he can't wait to return to duty.

Officer John Moynihan tells the Boston Herald he's undergoing rehabilitation and being told to be patient, but "I am not a patient guy."

Officer John Moynihan, 34, was shot in the face during a traffic stop Friday night that ended when other officers fatally shot his attacker. (Boston Police Department)
Officer John Moynihan (Boston Police Department)

The 34-year-old Moynihan was shot with a .357 Magnum during a traffic stop. The shooter was shot and killed by other officers.

The bullet entered just under his right eye and lodged near his ear.

He spent about two weeks in the hospital before being discharged April 11.

He says his hearing was affected and his smile is droopy. He says he's walking a lot to help regain his balance.

He says "I dream of pinning on that badge again."



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