DOING WELL: Officer Recovering From Shooting

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Just a month after being shot be two bank robbers, a Police Chief in Northeastern Iowa says he can’t wait to get back on the job.

Chief Dennis Cain was chasing 24-year old Jeremiah Mumford and 19-year old William Clayton between Sumner and Maynard when they opened fire on him and another officer.

The pair fired eight or nine bullets at Cain’s squad car, one hit him in the hand and shoulder, and another hit his neck.

The bullet to the neck severed his carotid artery, an injury that usually takes a person’s life. Cain says he is alive today because a Department of Transportation Officer kept pressure on the wound until help arrived.

Cain says he can still feel the bullet fragments left in his chest, but despite the pain he is focused on getting back to work.  “I’m just going to go out there and do my job as best I can. That’s all we’re trying to do.”

Iowa State Trooper Mark Domino was also struck by a bullet; he suffered minor injuries and was treated and released

In addition to the robbery charges, Mumford and Clayton also face eight counts of attempted murder for the shooting.

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