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NYPD cop shot in Bronx will be home for Thanksgiving after hospital release

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One of two NYPD officers shot by a suspect in The Bronx was launched from the hospital Thursday to raucous applause from her fellow Finest — and simply in time for Thanksgiving dinner.

Officer Alejandra Jacobs, 23, was greeted by 100 clapping cops — and Mayor-elect Eric Adams — as she was wheeled out of St. Barnabas Hospital shortly earlier than midday, carrying a Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association jacket.

“Happy Thanksgiving, thank you, everybody,” the officer advised her brothers and sisters in blue, as she acquired as much as stroll into an awaiting van, with bagpipes enjoying in the background.

Jacobs, an Air Force reservist with one 12 months on the job, stated that she was feeling “good” after her ordeal.

Officer Alejandra Jacobs was wheeled out of St. Barnabas Hospital shortly earlier than midday, carrying a Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association jacket.
Matthew McDermott

The hero cop was shot twice in the higher proper arm Wednesday evening whereas responding to a name of an individual with a gun with one other officer.

The officers have been in uniform once they arrived to East 187th Street and Beaumont Avenue round 8 p.m. and noticed an individual who matched an outline of the suspect sitting on a stoop.

Officer Alejandra Jacobs.
Officer Alejandra Jacobs was shot twice in the higher proper arm whereas responding to a name of an individual with a gun with one other officer.

Officer Robert Holmes, an eight-year veteran of the pressure, approached and advised the person to take away his fingers from his pockets — and the suspect pulled out a Ruger handgun and opened fireplace, police stated.

Jacobs returned fireplace 5 instances, hitting the gunman, whereas Holmes wrestled him to the bottom, in response to surveillance footage obtained by The Post Thursday.

Holmes, who was shot in the armpit through the battle, was in secure situation at St. Barnabas. He will spend the vacation there together with his girlfriend, a Bronx cop stated.

Clapping cops.
Officer Alejandra Jacobs was greeted by 100 clapping cops.
Matthew McDermott
Eric Adams.
Mayoral elect Eric Adams was in attendance as Officer Alejandra Jacobs was launched from the hospital.
Matthew McDermott

“He can’t wait to get out, hopefully tomorrow,” the cop advised The Post, including, “We are getting him a nice dinner.”

Meanwhile, Jacobs, who left the hospital together with her mother and father, “was thrilled to get out and just wants to be with her family,” the cop stated.

Cops who welcomed the courageous officer on the hospital have been glad to see Adams, a retired NYPD captain, with one noting a “big difference” from Mayor Bill de Blasio, who clashed with the pressure over his two phrases.

Officer Alejandra Jacobs.
Officer Alejandra Jacobs was “thrilled to get out and just wants to be with her family.”
Matthew McDermott

“He seemed very sincere,” a Bronx officer stated.

The suspect, whose title has not but been formally launched, was additionally being handled at St. Barnabas and was anticipated to outlive. He had not been charged as of Thursday afternoon.

Additional reporting by Amanda Woods

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