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Det. Dan Brite released from hospital after being shot in the line of duty last month

(Image: Parker Adventist Hospital)

(Image: Parker Adventist Hospital)

PARKER,  Colo. — The Douglas County deputy who was shot in the line of duty last month has been released from the hospital.

Staff members lined the halls of Parker Adventist Hospital to cheer for Det. Dan Brite as he was rolled through the hospital and out to the parking lot Thursday.

Det. Brite was shot Sept. 2 while responding to a report of a suicidal man with a gun near Sierra Middle School and Parker Adventist Hospital.

Police warn of scammers taking advantage of the good will of Parker residents (Photo: Douglas County Sheriff)

(Photo: Douglas County Sheriff)

The gunman, 40-year-old Randall Rodick, was shot and killed by a deputy, investigators said.

“To honor Detective Brite for his selfless bravery on September 2, the staff at Parker Adventist Hospital lined the halls in custom t-shirts that read, ‘Heroes Need Heroes,’ a message crafted by the Brite Family,” hospital officials said in a statement. “Detective Brite was transferred to Craig Hospital, with a police escort from his fellow Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies, for continued rehabilitation.”

Det. Brite and his wife, Christine, released the below statement prior to leaving the hospital:

“Words cannot begin to express the gratitude and deep appreciation we have for our family, friends, community, our brothers and sisters in blue, and the entire team at Parker Adventist Hospital.

“Our lives were forever changed on September 2, and since then we have seen goodness, kindness and love in ways we never could have imagined. The outpouring of support, donations, and prayers have tremendously helped us through this difficult time. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for your continued prayers and encouragement.”

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Brite’s family.