SPEAKING OUT: Cop Talks After Sentencing

A Sioux City police officer is speaking out after the man who shot him was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

A judge delivered the sentence Friday morning to 22-year-old Jamal Dean.   Dean must serve a minimum of 17 and a half years before he is eligible for parole.

Dean shot several rounds into Officer Kevin McCormick’s patrol car during a traffic stop in April. One of the bullets hit McCormick in the head.

McCormick has made a full recovery and it back on the job.  He sat in the courtroom Friday as the sentence was read.

“The only concern that I have is that if he does serve his full time he’ll be out sometime in his early to mid-forties and I’m not certain whether or not he could still potentially be a threat to society at that time,” McCormick said.

McCormick said after the sentencing, Dean’s father shook his hand and apologized for what his son did.