“I was shot and couldn’t see, my hand wasn’t working and I didn’t know where the shooter was… but he kept shooting me… I couldn’t see…”  Profiles In Courage – He Was Shot Multiple Times And Blinded During A Gunfight – Retired Police Officer Robert DeNapoli in this episode of the Law Enforcement Today Radio Show and Podcast. After retiring he continues to help officers with his work in the Violently Injured Police Officers Organization.

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Retired Police Officer Robert DeNapoli got a call for an armed robbery at a jewelry store. When he arrived he was met by two suspects, one of which opened fire on him. Early in the gunfight Robert was blinded and his gun hand was injured. He wasn’t able to see the felon, who continued to shoot him.

(Photo of scene from homenewshere.com Profiles In Courage – He Was Shot Multiple Times And Blinded During A Gunfight – Retired Police Officer Robert DeNapoli.)

As he got out of his cruiser while responding to a call for a robbery at a Jewelery store in Woburn in 2011, Robert DeNapoli was shot six times at close range in the hand, arms, legs and left eye. The first to arrive on scene, Bob immediately exchanged gunfire with the suspect, hitting the suspect twice as DeNapoli took multiple rounds. When a round hit him in the hand taking off most of his index finger, the trigger to his gun was damaged and would no longer fire leaving him with no weapon.

He was transported to the Hospital in critical condition and after several surgeries and days of treatment, was able to return home. Though the 17-year veteran’s career as a law enforcement officer came to an end as a result of his injuries, which left him blind in his left eye and walking with a limp, he continues to remain active in the law enforcement community through Violently Injured Police Officers Organization, assisting and teaching officers about line-of-duty death policies and procedures.

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(Photo in uniform from Patch.com, photo from scene from homenewshere.com. Compiled by LET staff. Profiles In Courage – He Was Shot Multiple Times And Blinded During A Gunfight – Retired Police Officer Robert DeNapoli.)

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