Beverly officer shot back on the job
BEVERLY, Mass. (AP) -- The Beverly police officer who nearly died when he was shot in February by a Hamilton officer who thought he was having an affair with his wife is back on the job.
Chief Mark Ray says Officer Jason Lantych has been working since Aug. 13.
Lantych said in an email to The Salem News that he feels "blessed" to be working again and thanks the community, his colleagues and family for their support during his recovery.
The 35-year-old Lantych was shot in the thigh and wrist on Feb. 24 by Hamilton Police Sgt. Kenneth Nagy outside a Starbucks.
Nagy fled but returned to the scene and killed himself with a gunshot to the head.
Prosecutors say Nagy was under the impression his wife was having an affair with Lantych.