The nice and cozy reunion — a lot to the shock of the officer — left him visibly emotional.
“I can’t thanks sufficient,” stated Miami Seashore Police Officer J.C. Sampedro, who’s sporting a supplemental oxygen device.
“Your prayers have been heard and the massive man upstairs pulled via. My household, you guys have been one of the best,” he added as folks clapped their fingers and cheered. “Thanks a lot.”
A HERO IS BACK HOME: After being hospitalized in July with COVID-19, Miami Seashore Police Officer JC Sampedro is again residence. Sampedro spent 11 weeks within the ICU the place he needed to be intubated and positioned on a ventilator. Fortunately, Sampedro is on the highway to restoration. 1/3 pic.twitter.com/FI1MPK8f3d
— Miami Seashore Police (@MiamiBeachPD) November 15, 2021
The tearful second was recorded on video and uploaded on-line, initially exhibiting Broward Well being North hospital wheeling Sampedro out of the well being facility to a welcoming crowd of uniform-dressed officers, buddies cheering, and his members of the family holding encouraging indicators.
“We missed you, Papa Bear,” one signal learn.
“Love you, Dad,” stated a pair of different indicators.
The officer acquired quite a few supportive feedback on social media as nicely.
“A hero is again residence,” the Miami Seashore Police division stated in a tweet, with a video of the second. “After being hospitalized in July with COVID-19, Miami Seashore Police Officer JC Sampedro is again residence. Fortunately, Sampedro is on the highway to restoration.”
“Get nicely quickly. Wishing you a speedy restoration!” One consumer commented on the video, posted to the Miami Seashore police division’s account.
“Welcome again hero,” one other consumer stated. And, “Proceed to get better and get sturdy.”
Sampedro, additionally a United States Marine, was initially hospitalized in July. The restoration effort included intubation and a ventilator, based on the Miami Beach Police Department, however Sampedro is now doing nicely sufficient to depart the hospital. Sampedro has been with MBPD since 1996.