Decatur Police release video of officer shot in the line of duty

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Published: Jan. 13, 2022 at 2:20 PM CST
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PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Body-camera and in-car video has been released from when a Decatur, Illinois officer was shot in the line of duty earlier this month.

It happened Saturday, January 8th.

According to a Facebook post, the officer shot is Stephanie Vail, a six-year veteran of the department.

She is assigned to the patrol division.

Officer Vail has been released from the hospital and continues to recover from her injuries.

Chief Shane Brandel said, “As the Chief of Police, I want to commend the officers and detectives of the Decatur Police Department. The dedication of the men and women of DPD is inspiring to me and makes me proud to be a part of this organization. I also want to thank the community for the words of support and encouragement. In the current climate, all law enforcement officers appreciate hearing and knowing they are supported by the communities they serve.”

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