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Doctor: Officer shot in the state of Washington will gradually improve

SEATTLE – A doctor’s treatment of a Washington state police officer, who was shot in the head while responding to a call last week saying that he is making incremental improvements, but it is still too early to say what his prognosis might be.

Mount Vernon Officer Mike McClaughry is in intensive care at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle since Dec. 15 shoot.

Dr. Louis Kim, head of the neurological surgery, told reporters Friday that McClaughry has shown a reaction to localized stimulation, but he does not respond to instructions by squeezing or moving the fingers, for example.

At the press conference, daughter April McClaughry thanked the community for its support. She smiled at a letter from a child, which suggested her father received a Purple Heart, because “you sacrificed your head for other people’s safety.”

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