FOREST PARK, Ga. - Thursday marked one year since a man shot two Forest Park Police officers.
“A lot of people look at you like 'Oh, Sterrett, you look good', but it's what inside, what that bullet did and what that bullet tore up,” says Officer Timothy Sterrett.
Sterrett and his partner, Officer Demarkus Hutcherson, were responding to a call about a reckless motorcycle. At one point, the man they were after pulled a gun and started shooting.
The officers shot and killed the suspect.
“Emotionally, I'm in good spirits. Physically, I'm still in a lot of pain,” Sterrett told FOX's Kerry Charles. “[The bullet] is still lodged in my right shoulder, kind of right shoulder, right mid-back area.”
Hutcherson has been able to return to work. He took Nov. 8 off of work. The two say it's likely they will do the same every year.
Since he has been out of work, Sterrett has encountered some financial difficulties. The community that's been supporting him through the last year will rally around him on Saturday. This will be done through a 40-mile motorcycle ride and a fundraiser.
Anyone wishing to support or participate can click here to learn more about the Sterrett-Strong Charity Motorcycle Ride.