Loveland officer shot during traffic stop released from hospital

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Garret Osilka was shot during a routine traffic stop in Loveland.

Police officer Garret Osilka was shot during a routine traffic stop in Loveland. (Credit: Loveland Police Department)

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LOVELAND, Colo. — The family of Loveland police officer Garret Osilka says he was released from the hospital Friday.

The family released a statement saying he continues to improve and they thanked the community for “the outpouring of love, support and generosity.”

“We don’t know where or how to begin to say, ‘Thank You,'” the family said in a statement. “We are eternally thankful to God for granting us such a miracle.”

Osilka, 36, was shot during a routine traffic stop Sunday night at 17th Street and N. Wilson Avenue in Loveland.

Cody Powell, 23, has been arrested in connection with the shooting. Powell turned himself into authorities on March 4.

After the shooting, Osilka was taken to the hospital and placed in intensive care.

“Although Officer Osilka’s injuries are serious, he has been able to communicate with his family and is expected to survive,” said police spokesman Sgt. John Spreitzer at the time.

“Garret continues to improve every day and we are praying for a full recovery,” Osilka’s family said in the statement.

An adult observer was riding with Osilka at the time, but was not hurt.

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