According to a Massachusetts State Police media statement, the Trooper who was shot Friday night was released from Massachusetts General Hospital earlier today. The injured trooper has been identified as Trooper John Lennon. Trooper Lennon is a member of the MSP’s 85th Recruit Training Troop. He graduated from the academy this past May.
Trooper Lennon will remain on injured leave as he recovers from a serious gunshot wound to his hand.
A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to support Trooper Lennon during his recovery. So far $134,450 has been raised… CLICK HERE
The search for the suspect or suspects who shot Trooper Lennon during a motor vehicle stop on Camp Street in Hyannis shortly before midnight Friday is ongoing.
NOTE: The state police have received several inquiries asking for confirmation that a person named by a media outlet is being sought in connection with the shooting. Please note that the State Police Media Relations Office is not confirming that that person or any other person is being sought or that they are suspects.
The following HN reader video shows troopers, fellow police officers, and supporters from the general public lining Trooper Lennon’s route home from the hospital earlier today. The video shows Trooper Lennon’s vehicle driving past supporters and well-wishers at the Bourne Rotary. According to the MSP’s 85th RTT, fundraiser organizers, “Trooper Lennon was released from MGH today and was escorted to the Cape by Yarmouth barracks cruisers, supported by local fire and police along the way. He was greeted by neighbors with signs showing support once he got home. He will be resting and recovering at home for the next few weeks awaiting surgery #2. He wants to thank everyone again for all of their support and generosity over the last few [days]. Stay strong brother.”
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