Shot Tupelo Officer Is Running Out Of Sick Time

(Tupelo, MS) Tupelo Police are banding together to make sure a fellow officer gets the time off he needs to recover from a shooting.

They’re asking the city council to allow them to donate their sick time.

Officer Joseph Maher is out of the hospital and recovering at home after being one of two officers shot during a bank robbery December 23.

Sgt. Gale Stauffer was shot and killed.

Tupelo’s police chief says the Maher, a 5-year veteran, doesn’t have enough sick leave to remain on leave for the time it will take to recover.

Other officers want to give him Maher some of their sick days.

The Tupelo City Council is voting on the proposal today.

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