Officer injured in shootout, released from hospital

Courtesy of Casper Police Dept.

The Casper Police Department has announced that an officer who was injured by gunfire during a recent shootout, has been released from the hospital.

The announcement was made on the Casper Police Department Facebook page, Tuesday evening. The Facebook post included a photo of Carlson, holding a Get Well Soon card, bearing several signatures.

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Carlson has undergone a number of major surgeries after being shot five times in the legs, chest and back during a shooting on May 11tg, 2018.

The shooter, identified as David P. Wolosin, 38, of Casper, was killed in the exchange.

The shooting, captured on a police dashcam video, happened as officer Carlson and patrol officer Randi Garrett approached Wolosin’s car in a dirt lot. Wolosin unexpectedly drew a gun and started shooting at the officers, after he had gotten out of his car. Two young children who were in the vehicle were uninjured in the incident.

The statement from the Casper Police Department follows:

Update on Officer Jacob Carlson 6/12/18

With great pride, joy, and gratitude, the Casper Police Department announces that our hero, Officer Jacob Carlson, has been released from the hospital and is continuing his ongoing recovery in the comfort of home. Incredibly, only 37 days have elapsed since the events of May 6, 2018. Jake’s release from the hospital has come much earlier than we could have ever hoped.

We are especially grateful for the miraculous preservation of Jake’s life and we firmly believe that the thoughts, prayers, and goodwill of our citizens and supporters from across the nation played a meaningful role in his survival. Additionally, we acknowledge the unbelievable speed with which his recovery has progressed. We believe this demonstrates for all to see Jake’s personal strength of will, his fighting spirit, and his dedication to the citizens of Casper.

We cannot express enough our thanks to the community of Casper, the staff and medical professionals at Wyoming Medical Center, and the many law enforcement agencies that have provided assistance to Jake, his family, and to the Casper Police Department. There have been so many acts of kindness and support on Jake’s behalf that we could never list them all in this statement, but we still express our gratitude and thanks to all who came forward with help and support.

The Carlson family still has faces a long recovery and requests their privacy as Jake continues the healing process.