Milford officer shot last week has support from fellow officers as he leaves hospital
Dozens of people formed a pathway outside Christiana Hospital on Thursday afternoon. They came from law enforcement agencies in Delaware, and they were there to show support for Sr. Cpl. T.J. Webb, the 38-year-old Milford officer who was shot multiple times last week while trying to arrest a Pennsylvania fugitive near Rehoboth Beach.
Webb was released from Christiana on Thursday and transferred to a rehabilitation facility to continue recovering from several surgeries. He was wheeled out on a stretcher, and those lining the path applauded as he passed.
The ride to the rehab facility drew a police escort with more law enforcement officers and their vehicles lining Route 1. American flags flew above on overpasses courtesy of area fire departments.
A Facebook page for TJW #5107 Strong has garnered more than 2,000 likes and follows. It's become a hub for information about Webb's condition. An account with the Delaware State Police Federal Credit Union has been set up for donations.
Benvenuto, a Milford restaurant, is donating 50% of its profits Dec. 29 and 30 to Webb and his family.
Police this week identified the 37-year-old Reading, Pennsylvania, man who shot Webb as Evelio Rivera. He was killed by police during the incident.
Reporter Isabel Hughes contributed to this story.
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