MCSO posse member continues to recover from shooting

MCSO posse member continues to recover from shooting

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PHOENIX (KSAZ) -

A Maricopa County Sheriff's posse member is doing better today.

Philip Grigg was shot while coming to aid of a Phoenix Police Officer on New Year's Eve. At least twice, doctors did not think he'd recover.

He remains hospitalized but it's a different story now.
    
"He still has a lot of medical issues, but he's starting to really come around," said Grigg's wife Elizbabeth Grigg.

Grigg's wife Elizabeth and Sheriff Joe Arpaio visited the posse member at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Friday.

"He still has a A Maricopa County Sheriff's posse member is doing better today.

Philip Grigg was shot while coming to aid of a Phoenix Police Officer on New Year's Eve. At least twice, doctors didn't think he'd recover.

He remains hospitalized but it's a different story now.
    
"He still has a lot of medical issues but hes starting to really come around," said Grigg's wife Elizbabeth Grigg.

Grigg's wife Elizabeth and Sheriff Joe Arpaio visited the posse member at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Friday.

"He still has a trach on but he's been talking for a couple of weeks now," said Elizabeth.

Grigg has had a long and difficult recovery from the gunshot wounds.

"The hardest part was when the surgeons came out that night, all the massive loss, you know what happened and everything we would go up and see him day in and day out and never getting any better," said Elizabeth.

Grigg was on his way to a supermarket on New Year's Eve when his pickup truck was hit by a car that Phoenix Police say was driven by an armed robbery suspect.

Grigg saw Phoenix Police Officer Scott Sefranka struggle to control the suspect and came to his aid.

That suspect allegedly grabbed Sefranka's gun and shot both of them.

"I just can't praise him enough for what he took, immediate action to help that Phoenix Police officer," said Sheriff Arpaio.

"Overwhelmingly proud, I am like really impressed, it's just unbelievable," said Elizabeth.

After a couple of close calls, Grigg is doing much better.

Although he remains hospitalized, the Sheriff has a new job for him when he gets out.

"He loves animals so he is going to be working in the jail when he gets out," said Arpaio.

And while Grigg's wife remains very proud of her husband he may have some explaining to do.

"he never stops and thinks, well should I or shouldnt I, what do you guys think, no, well it's easier to ask forgiveness than it is for permission, he never asks for permission," said Elizabeth.

Officer Sefranka was released from the hospital and is doing well.

 tube in, but he's been talking for a couple of weeks now," said Elizabeth.

Grigg has had a long and difficult recovery from the gunshot wounds.

"The hardest part was when the surgeons came out that night, all the massive loss, you know what happened and everything we would go up and see him day in and day out and never getting any better," said Elizabeth.

Grigg was on his way to the supermarket on New Year's Eve when his pickup truck was hit by a car that Phoenix Police say was driven by an armed robbery suspect.

Grigg saw Phoenix Police Officer Scott Sefranka struggle to control the suspect and came to his aid.

That suspect allegedly grabbed Sefranka's gun and shot both of them.

"I just can't praise him enough for what he took, immediate action to help that Phoenix Police officer," said Sheriff Arpaio.

"Overwhelmingly proud, I am like really impressed, it's just unbelievable," said Elizabeth.

After a couple of close calls, Grigg is doing much better.

Although he remains hospitalized, the Sheriff has a new job for him when he gets out.

"He loves animals, so he is going to be working in the jail when he gets out," said Arpaio.

And while Grigg's wife remains very proud of her husband he may have some explaining to do.

"he never stops and thinks, well should I or shouldn't I, what do you guys think, no, well it's easier to ask forgiveness than it is for permission, he never asks for permission," said Elizabeth.

Officer Sefranka was released from the hospital and is doing well.

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