Officer Vann Streety recovering from last summer's shooting
Friday, February 19, 2010
Media contact: Katie Fojtik, 850-459-6585
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) Officer Vann Streety is recovering well from injuries he
sustained in a July 2009 shooting that occurred while working in
Streety reports he is feeling healthy, both
emotionally and physically. His left arm, injured by a .45-caliber
round, has healed well. He is continuing with the physical
therapy on his right hand so he can return to work and help other
officers train and prepare for similar types of attacks.
The case against the defendant, Christopher Eddy,
is progressing. Tammy Temple, who was in the car during the
shooting, was in court today. She pleaded guilty to being an
accessory after the fact to premeditated, attempted first-degree
murder on a law enforcement officer and was sentenced to two years
in prison and three years probation.
On July 15, 2009, Streety was checking a subject in
a wooded area when the man shot him six times. With Streety
seriously wounded and on the ground, the subject escaped,
triggering a manhunt that lasted two days.
Throughout this difficult situation, Streety has
persevered. His message to his fellow officers is to always be
thinking and planning for the "what-if" scenarios.
"Wear your vest," Streety said. "Sweat washes off;
To read more about the night of Officer Streety's
ordeal, go to the Police One website at www.policeone.com/pc_print.asp?vid=2000595.
Streety was recently nominated for America's Most
Wanted's 2010 "All-Star" award. To view the nominees or vote,
go to www.amw.com/allstar/2010/.