HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A spokesperson with the Huntsville Police Department (HPD) told News 19 that Officer Albert Morin was able to be taken off the ventilator.
Huntsville Police Chief Kirk Giles visited Officer Morin on Tuesday. They delivered a huge stack of get-well cards that he was ent.
HPD shared a photo on its social media showing Officer Morin smiling and talking with his fellow officers.
Morin was critically injured after he was shot while responding to a shots-fired call at the Governors House Apartments Tuesday around 4:45 p.m.
On Friday, HPD posted a picture of Morin showing him in the hospital and giving a thumbs up. He was joined by Huntsville Police Chief Kirk Giles and Deputy Chiefs Micheal Johnson, Charles Brooks and Scott Hudson.
The department said that Morin thanked everyone in the community and beyond for the thoughts and prayers they have sent his way during his recovery.
Fellow Huntsville Police Officer Garrett Crumby died after being shot during the same call where Morin was injured.
HPD said condolences can be sent to the Crumby family and get-well cards can be sent to Officer Morin c/o HPD P.O. Box 2085 Huntsville, AL 35804.
Private funds have also been established through Redstone Federal Credit Union to support both officers’ families.